Abstract. In this paper we describe a new interface for browsing and sorting of digital pictures. Our approach is two-fold. First we present a new method to automatically identify similar images and rate them based on sharpness and exposure quality of the images. Second we present a zoomable user interface based on the details-on-demand paradigm enabling users to browse large collections of digital images and select only the best images for further processing or sharing. Key words: Photoware, digital photography, image analysis, similarity measurement, informed browsing, zoomable user interfaces, content based image retrieval.