I don't ever use iPhoto. But it seems like it would be the easiest way to create a workflow for my mother. I'm looking for something that works simply and elegently. Situation 1: My mom uses email. She get's pictures of her daughter's baby. She wants to save them. But where? Saving them to the iPhoto folder doesn't make them automatically appear in iPhoto. Importing takes a bit more work and time that it should take to do something like that. Situation 2: Need and easy way to attach pictures. Not being able to tell what the pictures are until you highlight them or open them is cumbersome. iPhoto would seem like a good idea with its email icon. I also tried preview but that was too cumbersom and anti-simple. It was the enemy of simple. So, what are you guys doing to manage photo? Sad to say it, but how Linux and Windows displays the photo as an icon is really handy.