Foto Filer was developed out of the need to provide meaningful names to photos captured and then downloaded from digital cameras to the PC. No commercially available software provides such a simple way to assign a name to a photograph as the Foto Filer approach does. And Foto Filer does not utilize a proprietary software database allowing the user to share a renamed photo with someone on another computer. When a photo is downloaded from the camera to the PC, the name assigned to the photo by the camera (manufacturer) is the same name assigned the photo when stored on the PC. Unless somewhere along the line it is changed, the name of the photo will have no bearing on what the photo represents. Soon the collection of photos on the PC looks like grandmas collection of photos in the shoebox. Foto Filer provides the means to make this name change with little effort. Foto Filer will display an image, or series of images, and by simply typing a name into a text box that relates to the picture presented, the picture is renamed. A picture of a dog can be called “Big Dog” for instance. There is no need to enter the format type of the photo (.JPG), or any of the folder information (C:\MYPICTURES\). Foto Filer handles all this in the background. If a large number of photos need to be renamed, Foto Filer can also be used to automatically generate sequentially assigned photo names for either the entire group of pictures or a selected number of the pictures in a group. Foto Filer also provides the means to insert a common prefix to each new photo renamed. In addition to its primary function of renaming photos, Foto Filer also provides the ability to create an unlimited number of non-proprietary albums in which the photos can quickly be stored and cataloged. Foto Filer also offers tools that provide photo enhancement capabilities such as cropping, image rotation, red-eye reduction, and special viewing features like the ability to present a slide show of photos cataloged on the PC.