The trouble is that every time you buy a camera these days it comes with software, and you could end up with too many similar programmes. I have a Panasonic, and have had Nikons etc. I always download the pictures using a card reader and have not installed any camera software. I have Photoshop CS5 (but expensive)which comes with Bridge , an indexing programme. If you are keen there is Photoshop Elements 9 out now or there are other cheaper or free programmes like Picassa. I would go for a generic programme rather than the camera's own one, but it's up to you.