Some of fav links

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My favourite program for playing with pictures (and sometimes sound too) is IrfanView! - software by Irfan Skiljan.

which is very good for working with pictures and galleries and shows. AND it is free!

And: about making e-books
or something similar :-)
EBook Maestro
You can buy directly EBook Maestro PRO here
or EBook Maestro STANDARD here

Again about pictures: very useful, GREAT program for developing fractals, with plenty of features and gadgets: it is Ultra Fractal