I'm going to be buying a laptop by the end of the month and I'll be needing some good software.
What really interests me and I'd love to get into is HDR images, so I thought I'd buy a copy of CS3 since it contains pretty much everything I'll ever need. Problem is, the retail version costs an arm and a leg and for some reason you need to be a student to buy the student edition.
I did find a copy called "Photoshop CS3 Extended Education" which unlike the student edition doesn't seem to list any requirements to buying and running. (e.g. you need to be a student and provide proof of current enrollment.)
Can someone tell me if there are any requirements to buying and running this version? Or could someone recommend some other software that can handle HDR and camera raw?