I understand that this program is discontinued - I have 10,000 or so photios lovingly tagged and cross tagged. How can I move on to another photo organising app? I have tried Elements and Bridge - but these are Too complex for my requireemnts? Can I write the tags and captions to the file properties so that other apps can at least see and use them? I have experimented and tagged photos when looked at using Windows Explorer properties have no tags or captions?
You can use Elements to write the tag info to the files (there's a command for that which I don't think exists in Starter Edition), then you can explore alternative file organization apps. Perhaps one of the simplest could be Microsoft Photo Organizer, or Google Picasa; either should be able to harvest the keyword tags from the files.