Picassa is simple. You don't have to use all the bells and whistles, just pick the 2 photos you want, click print, select the 2 photos side by side and click print. You can't get much easier than that.
Regarding picture and fax viewer can I ask why its not available, it is part of windows after all?
Picasa is so simple. It's impossible to make it any easier. Just 4 mouse clicks. (1)&(2)select your two photos. (3)hit the print button, bottom of screen. (4) click on the print button on the resulting page.
Just open the picture folder, select the two pictures you want to print and press the printer ICON at the top of the picture folder. You can then select the 'two picture' template from the selections at the right. This is the standard windows print software i think.
By email "picasso 2 has too many options-& finds images that are totally irrelevant-these progs are written by out of work programmers & not user friendly for the end user ! lets get computers to workfor people not programmers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111"
Well I'm sorry I can't help. I'm afraid I find Picassa a dawdle to use, very simple, about 3 or 4 clicks of the mouse and you are there as far as I am concerned. Its a very simple very user friendly program and I'm sorry you don't find it so as well. You can ignore or delete any images you like and if you just want to print you don't have to use any of the edit options. I love Picassa. Now if you want something that is differcult to use then try something like Photoshop, it has so many options I can see how people would find that an absolute nightmare to use. But Picassa? No, easy to use in my opinion.
Between that and the using the picture and fax viewer you won't really get anything easier than that. The picture and fax viewer is very very basic and I still don't see why its not available. And VoG™ has given you the info to restore it if its missing.