After doing quite a bit of searching/reading and trying several software packages via trial versions, I'm stil torn as to the best workflow option. Some quick background. I'm getting back into photography as a hobby after many years. Going digital but need to re-learm some basic techiques. As such, I would like a workflow that allows me to see the camera settings at the time the shot was taken. I will be buying a new machine to run the software, but I would like to keep costs down (I use Mac, so iMac or MacBook). I haven't tried Lightroom, but after a trial with Aperture and Capture NX, here are my thoughts: Aperture: 1. I really like the interface and basic (global) tools 2. Would like the ability to modify a specific area of the picture 3. Would most likely need another editor and not sure how that will work and display changes and keep non- distructive 4. Takes a lot of resources to run. 5. I have to edit almost every picture to get what I expected from the camera (Raw Converter?) Capture NX 1. I get what I expected from the camera 2. I like the ability to modify a specific area 3. Not user friendly (at least for me) 4. Very slow on some tasks 5. File management is not very good. Is there a better option I haven't considered?