I'm a photoshop/image editor in Malaysia. i always edit the photos in my job so the softwares i using is Adobe photoshop(popular), and some plug-ins. Corel photo-paint also nice but i use photoshop often. Both are my favourite software to edit my photos. Some vertor works i will use A.illustrater and Coreldraw, but i didnt use them so much. because i major in edit photos.
Then hardware i will use PC(windows) for my personal use, easy to maintain and upgrade. i also use wacom for my work, that make your speed in photoshop more faster.
If you have any opinion just tell me. See u:)