I'm totally new to post processing and don't think I will ever be heavily into it but would like to be able to do some fun stuff such as HDR, combination of grayscale and color on same pic, and am looking for good source of templates for printing out prefessional looking calendars, postcards, gift cards etc.
I currently have a Canon Pro 9000 MK II printer which came with Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 software and I am soon getting a Sony HX30v camera.
My question is, what software do people recommend? Is it worth upgrading to Photoshop 10? Is there something out there that i smore fun and intuitive to work with that might better suite my needs?