agedbriar wrote in post #10758111
I feel guilty for looking down at DPP for so long.
Now, as soon I get the skins right, every color in the picture just falls in place.
Heh! I don't know that I feel guilty, but I agree that DPP has been relatively overlooked. One of its big lacks has now been overcome -- the ability to arbitrarily rotate (like for horizon correction). That feature held many of us back from seriously considering DPP, and now really frees people.
Now, I've been a die-hard Lightroom user ever since its LR1 release, and rarely even use Photoshop. And, with the LR2 and LR3 added featues (expecially the brushes and gradients and improved sharpening and noise reduction) LR is more powerul than ever before.
But, that being said, I'm quiet happy having DPP installed and used for "quick conversions" on my little laptop, where I spend a whole lot of my time. For serious photo editing I'm upstairs on my desktop workstation (or on my big heavy "portable" laptop workstation) where I have LR, PS and calibrated monitors, etc. But because of its small laptop and quick-conversion approach, I enjoy zipping through DPP.