In reverse chronological order:

RBrowser Lite is a nice free FTP client for Mac OS X. I'm trying out Panic's Transmit this time -- I like the idea it lets you open any file on an FTP server in any program.

ImageRodeo (Mac OS X only) is a nice program for organizing websites of photos. I like it because its templates are very customizable (it has its own language, mine are very custom, let me know if you want a copy of them), because it's arbitrarily hierarchical, and because you can put html ie links in captions. I don't like it because it doesn't handle movies -- I had to paste those on top of placeholder jpegs (using BBEdit) after it thought the project was complete. Actually I had to paste them on top of the link tags surrounding the img tags as well because different browsers handled movies which were links differently and badly. (Why can't clicks on the controller control the movie, and clicks on the movie follow the link? Is that so hard?)

QuickTime Pro turned some stills with sound into movies.

Ray used Adobe Photoshop 3.0 to edit the pictures themselves for cropping, brightness, color, etc.

iView MediaPro is a nice program for organizing photos and slide shows just generally, but its later versions have too many features and are a little pricey. I'm happy with 1.5. It deals with movies and sounds and rotating and its documents points to a list of files in an order -- it doesn't take ownership of them like iPhoto. It was used to cull the 1000 or so that were used from the 8500 that were taken, and to see the day's pictures as a slide show on the road.

Canon's ImageBrowser, Lemkesoft's GraphicConverter, and Mac OS X's Image Capture were all reasonably adept at handling the transfer of the pictures from our cameras (Nikon D70 and Canon S45) to the computer on the road, rotating the ones which the sensors had noted were taken in portrait orientation as they copied them.

Back to Italy & Tunisia...