I have taken loads of pictures and when uploaded to my computer, I tend to use WinXP's standard "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer". I also sometimes rotate the photos if the subject was taken in potrait mode. Doing so loses EXIF -- the information stored in every image (only found about the EXIF thing a few weeks ago even though I was an enthusastic digital photographer since April 2002!). I am wondering if EXIF is so important and why? And if EXIF is worth keeping, is there some kind of software that lets me view and rotate (temporily) photographs and keeping EXIF intact? cheers guys.