My Photoshop Elements is version 1.0 (Windows and Mac) and it is a Classic version, so it does not work on my intel Mac. I don't want to install XP just for PSE, either. For a combination of being cheap, not wanting to spend money on a PPC only product and my desire to support opensource projects, I'd like to use GIMP instead of PSE for a while. When I first started using PSE, I remember a book my Aaland helped me out quite a bit. It does not go through each menu element and tell you what it means, but it uses those options for particular little projects, such as "Intensifying the Sky", "Fixing the White Balance" etc. I wonder if there are similar books, something along the likes of "Missing Manual" series that might be helful. Of course, instead of directing me to GIMP books, feel free to steer me back towards PSE if you think GIMP would be a waste of time, because of some missing features that I cannot live without or what not. So far, the only missing feature seemed to be a magic wand.