It came bundled with Corel Painter, Photoshop Elements v.5 and some other bundled software and a really nice wireless (no batteries at all) mouse/pen and a stand for the pen. I have never used one of these before and havent messed with photoshop either, and so far I fucking LOVE this thing. Makes manipulating photos 10x easier. Anything else I should look into getting? What is good program to merge photos for HDR? I downloaded a trial of Photomatix, but it fucks up the merge pretty bad.