Thanks for all your replies Hook. I put them on my sd card via drag and drop. I never downloaed from google, it froze. But then again, maybe it installed.
I think the Kies thing caused something because it xferred my photos but then I wasn't able to delete selected ones from SGP to save space. A result was I couldn't even open the Gallery icon to view pics. Sammy Rep had me do a reset because things weren't adding up.
** Samsung support was really helpful and very willing **
I'm getting there slowing. ITouch would have been easier but this is so much more fun and Samsung device seems so much better.