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Don, by far the best deals are software+scanner bundles in which you're essentially getting the scanner for free! $250 gets you a nice Microtek scanner with Photoshop LE (very nice in it's own right, and upgradeable to full Photoshop for around $300), Windows and Mac software, an Adaptec PCI SCSI card and a 35mm transparency adaptor, which I have tested briefly, with so-so results. Really a heck of a buy. Maybe it'd be possible to buy Photoshop LE from a new scanner owner for $50 or so. And some versions of Adobe Pagemill 3.0 included it (I've seen one Mac upgrade package which did, but the versions bundled with iMacs do not) Don't even think of paying $600 for Photoshop alone! By the way, if you also need to upgrade your monitors, check out the selection of refurbished products at http://www.ita.sel.sony.com : I purchased a 15" Trinitron for $130, and a 20" Trinitron for $550, and both arrived within 3 weeks and look like new. Only glitch was that the 20" arrived with two power cables and no video cable, but at this price, I was *not* returning it. Suffice to say that the big screen is magnificent! Jeff - -----Original Message----- From: drbledsoe <email@example.com> >Can anyone recommend something good in image editing software? >Hopefully something other than the $600 plus Adobe Photoshop.