Hello - first time poster here. I'm am not new to photography, but I am at a cross roads in terms of organzing and was hoping for some ideas. I have ~15k photos and need a good strategy for storing, filing and editing. I currently have all my photos in folders according to the year and month they were taken. (ie, '2008'-> 'March'-> photo1.jpg, photo2.jpg, etc.) I am using Picasa for editing and storage, so when Picasa opens up I can sort through all my photos by creation date fairly easily. But I am not convinced this is the way to go. Under my current system, I am forced to browse through many duplicate/garbage images while trying to find the good ones. I know what you're thinking "picasa albums". Well I've tried that before, but it doesn't really help when I am trying to find the choice photos from my trip to the Grand Canyon on hard drive using Windows Explorer. Ideally, I would like to setup a system where I have "unedited" files in one place and "edited" files in another. This way I can maintain orginals then have the finals someplace else. And using this method, I would be able to find the good/final images quickly using either a photo manager (flickr, iphoto, etc) or windows explorer. Does this make sense? And just a quick poll -- what is the best photo management software out there. I like Picasa, but I'm thinking about Elements. Thoughts?