Let me apologize from the outset since this sound more like a PC question than a photography question but I figured that digital photo folks would best be able to answer. First what do you think are the optimal requirements for processing, editing, manipulating, etc digital pictures on a Windows PC. Please just don't tell me to throw it out and buy a Mac. Can't afford it yet so I must do with what I have. Currently I have a 1Ghz PIII with 512meg of memory. Hard drive is only 40Gig but that will increase. For printing photos I am looking at the followng Epsons since I like the fact that they have seperate ink cartridges for the colors: R200, R300M, and the R800. I am also looking to buy a dedicated negative scanner. Any suggestions under $400? There is one by Minolta that caught my eye but I can't remember the model number. Lastly what about photo editing software? Certainly don't need the full power of Adobe photoshop. Mostly need something that can correct mistakes like under/over exposure, cropping, correcting colors, etc. FYI, my new digital camera is a Nikon D-70 and I love it.