I backed up 7 CDs successfully in several hours. The program suggested to make an index. This took overnight to do. The html+thumbnails produced were 2.2Gb ! The index was almost the size of the originals! The creation of an integrated collection of CDs was valuable, but the program is very slow . [there were ~30k filenames] Maybe if you have only a few pix this is ok, but for dealing with a lot of pictures this is not practical. The cd creation tool is quite good.
The software developer responded to this review on Jun 03, 2007:
The index creation took a lot of time because the image preview was on. This means that for every photo, Photo Backup creates a smaller sized version and puts this on the index CD.
To turn this feature off, click on Settings, Index and unselect the Create previews . The index generation will be about x10 faster. However, thumbnails in the index CD will not lead to photo previews. The size of the index CD will also reduce respectively.
We ll add a question in the index generation to make this more obvious in future releases. Thanks for your comment.