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I think that in the digital world, one can make life more complicated than it needs to be. One could easily end up with several programs on the computer to deal with the photographs: a browser of some sort (like ACDSee), a stand-alone RAW converter (or maybe more than one), Photoshop and various add-ons, something to catalog and keyword the photos and I don't know what else. I think all this gets in the way and have always tried to look for the simple solutions. I have avoided the standalone RAW converters and have instead tried to learn to use the one in Photoshop to best effect; I still have been forced to use ACDSee (Windows) or Photo Mechanic (Mac) for the initial selection and culling of images because the File Browser in Photoshop was too slow and clunky. Bridge in CS2 helped a bit, but the real salvation for me has now arrived in the form of Lightroom: finally I have one piece of software that I can use for the entire workflow--and on that rare occasion where I need to do something that Lightroom cannot do, Photoshop can be launched from within that program. Life on my Mac is now simple and simplicity is a Good Thing. Nathan J. Braun wrote: > With the little time I have between my day job and home maintenance, I am > trying to learn Capture NX, Photoshop Elements and > Lightroom. As part of this project, I noted Nikon claims Capture renders > better RAW conversion than other programs. Dr. Odell > author of "The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX" and Michael Clark > (http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2007/03/05/lightroom-vs-aperture.html) > support this claim. > I bring up this point to add the consideration of conversion software when > comparing digital camera output. Hardware and software > are confounding factors that are not easily reconciled. > JTB > > > _______________________________________________ > Leica Users Group. > See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information > > > -- Nathan Wajsman Almere, The Netherlands Opportunistic Image Acquisition General photography: http://www.nathanfoto.com and http://www.greatpix.eu Picture-A-Week: http://www.fotocycle.dk/paws Seville photography: http://www.fotosevilla.com Stock photography: http://www.alamy.com/search-results.asp?qt=wajsman http://myloupe.com/home/found_photographer.php?photographer=507 Prints for sale: http://www.photodeluge.com Blog: http://www.fotocycle.dk/blog SUPPORT FREEDOM OF SPEECH, BUY DANISH PRODUCTS!