So far, I like the DC280 quite a bit; I’ll know better after my trip, of course. I am not quite so happy with PhotoDeluxe; after I use it, my display is sometimes fouled up (odd colors all over the place) and there doesn’t seem to be any good way to recover short of a reboot. (A little experimentation shows that I can recover by setting the desktop to 256-color mode and then back to 24-bit color. Whew!)
Now, I should get off the computer and start packing. Oy!