I have been reading all the posts that I can find about these two programs and just can't decide which way to go. First I should say that I know that I can download trial versions of both but as I am relatively new to digital (I bought a D40x last year after 30 years of using film) and have not used any kind of image processing software before I am not confident that I will be able to evaluate them properly. So I would appreciate very much any advice from experienced users. (My computer is a second generation 20' "white" Intel iMac with 1GB of Ram.) Capture NX2 The consensus seems to be that this is the software that produces the best results from Nikon NEF files. However I have also seen it described as "buggy" and "slow"! My reading also suggests that Nikon is very slow with regard to fixing bugs. I would be very grateful if someone could tell me what "bugs" there are in the current version that it would be useful for me to know about? Also I would appreciate an indication as to how slow is "slow" and what improvement I could expect if I increased my Ram to the maximum 3GB? Also, so far as I am aware, NX2 does not include an image database like Lightroom's Library so I would need another program for this - any suggestions?. Lightroom 2 Other things being equal this is the one I would choose. However I have read a number of posts by people who are not satisfied with the results they get when they process NEF files with it. I know that Adobe provides camera profiles which can be downloaded from their website and was wondering if anyone has done a comparison between NEF files processed in NX2 and the same files processed in Lightroom 2 with the appropriate camera profile? I know that Lightroom won't recognise Nikon camera settings - e.g. "vivid" - but I am not too bothered about this as I usually leave these on "normal" and would prefer to make any changes later. Any other information about these programs which you feel would be helpful to me would be very welcome.