I am to a point with my photography that I am selling a fair amount. Amazingly I have done this without any knowledge of photo editing at all but I think it is time to change that. Up until now, I have shot photos in RAW, downloaded them using the basic Canon software that came with my SLR, cropped them and adjusted contrast and brightness using ZoomBrowser, and done nothing else! I am hoping for some help in getting started with digital processing so my photos can reach their potential. I have the shooting part down but admit I have little knowledge of getting pictures to my computer, editing them, and printing. My first question is do I need photoshop? I want full editing power--fixing lens spots, adjusting colors, levels, contrast, sharpening etc. But I don't care about doing things like pasting object or people into a photo. In short, I want to have the full ability to enhance the photos I take, but I don't need to create abstract graphic design art. If you are just adjust the photos colors, sharpness, brightness, contrast, etc. but want to do so at a professional level do you need photoshop or will another program do? Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. I have read endless articles but still don't understand the truth about photoshop, lightroom, aperture, elements, etc. The bottom line is that I want to be able to go out and take a sunset picture and have a program that will allow me to transfer that to my computer and then have full editing power to make it as good as that picture can be before editing. I don't need to paste in a person who wasn't there but I do want professional caliber editing power to adjust my photo. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated!