i really love the concept of photoediting and etc... my friend is actually a photographer and takes awesome pictures which is how i got inspired. i want to go further than just using iPhoto and editing color balance, exposure, contrast etc... so i was wondering if u guys could give me a tip on how/where to start. any specific boos or etc? i picked up a couple of mag. Advanced Photoshop (ironic how i got the advanced one...) and i tried some of the tutorials (even the easy ones) but even when i DO follow directions, i dont know WTF theyre talking about! haha and also, i only have a point and shooter (canon sd1000 7mp) is it really necessary for me to get an SLR to use my photos for fancy editing? edit: oh yeah as you can see in my sig i have a dell 24" its not a great monitor cause its a TN... and the viewing angles not that great either i use the ADOBE 1998 color setting in my color calibration thingy... but with me having a dell monitor, doesn't kinda kill the whole purpose of the color calibration/sync cause i could still change my RGB settings on my monitor (and i am connected DVI) thanks so much and this forum rocks!