Thanks Jon. Both you and Nick have given me some hope.My daughter uses Lightroom and I guess I'll need to download a trial for myself.
Ironic that you should also suggest Photo Mechanic because I downloaded a copy myself but unfortunately I'm still running XP which is one level below what PM is designed for. It does raise the question though of, going forward, how well does CNX play with Windows 7 or 8?. It wouldn't end up being the first ideal program that I've had to abandon because of OS advances.