Scoble recommends ACDsee to view your digital pictures, and I partially agree. I used it for a long time, but then.. somehow, it got big, and clumsy and heavy and bloated. Guess what? I use IrfanView now. It's free, and it shows you the picture much faster (like blinking fast) than ACDsee, and it's simpler and less bloated. Like Office, I'd only use like 2% of ACDSee's features anyway.