Kodak EasyShare is quickly becoming one of the best applications for collecting and sorting images. It has many of the iPhoto benefits and lacks some of the iPhoto problems.
One major benefit is that you can load images to a drive and EasyShare will simply catalog them for you.
Another really nice feature is that it not only catalogs by year, as iPhoto does, but it sub-catalogs to the day. For me, that is a winner because I have over 6000 photos and often remember roughly when they were taken.
It still lacks a few higher level features, but most people will not use them anyway. For a Windows user, I think this is a far better choice than Adobe Photoshop Album, and a must have. If you are using a Mac, as you probably are, then you may be like me and keep it around for a few special things. It plays well with iPhoto, but if you want to make the transition, use find to search a duplicate of the iPhoto Library for the DATA, THUMBS, and ORIGINALS folders and trash them, then have EasyShare scan the whole folder. You will find there are images in these folders that iPhoto did not think you would want to see!!!
Give it a try, it is FREE!!!