Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #11221182
I'm not clear on the workflow but think I just need Lightroom and Photoshop.
With my simple hobby needs, I can't see the benefit of Bridge etc but don't mind admitting that I could easily be wrong.
It's cool, Bridge comes as part of Photoshop -- it is the browser as well as a basic organizer and "front end" to numerous Photoshop utilities. It will be there, even if you never use it!
The Lightroom->Photoshop workflow can center around your Lightroom workflow, which many of us do (use Lightroom for all our basic processing and only open Photoshop for special needs), or, like some, you may find some of the Photoshop tools and capabilities to be important to your workflow. Some people use Lightroom for the Library tools and maybe or maybe not its other tools, and then use Photoshop for their developing.
Either way can work just fine, it's going to be finding out what works for you. I'd say it would be very much to your advantage to learn as much about each program, learn to get as much as you can out of Lightroom and at least learn the basics of Photoshop as thoroughly as possible, and you won't regret it and can make informed decisions about your workflow and processing needs.