Would there be a client app (Windows) that can view the Elements catalog or is the only way to view the contents/pics is via the full Elements app?
Using Elements 2019 currently
The picture files are not stored in the catalog. They are on disk wherever you put them.You should be able to open them in Widows XPS viewer. This app is installed by default in Windows 10. Paint is also in Windows 10 and I recall using it in Windows 7.
I stand corrected.
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The organizer just shows thumbnails of images, your orignal images stay where they are installed. When you tell organizer "Look for pictures in these locations" it responds with (The app doesn't really talk) "This is what I found, I will show you a thumbnail of each image I find and keep track of the images location."
Thank you Glenn - I will give it a try.