I know that CS3 is more geared for professionals but I can't find anywhere on the adobe sight where you can compare them side by side. Elements is offered at a good price and I have room on my computer for it. CS3 I can get at a huge student discount but I would have to upgrade my computer. Maybe I should start with elements to get the feel for it? Anyone have either program and how do you like it? Right now I am using DPP by Canon.