Now that I have an up to date computer (for the time being ) I have began shooting Raw exclusively. The little bit of time I have spent with Aperture free trial and Raw vs. Jpg makes it obvious that since I have the space and speed, Raw is the best way to go. But I am struggling with what programs to use. I have also installed a free trial of CS3 but learning 2 programs at once is just too much for me. Not mention learning Mac.
I am a fairly slow reader and learner, so going through tutorials and reading manuals for various programs (with only 30 days) is just too rushed. What I really want to know is if I should just use a free or cheap Raw program or use whatever PS (or PSE) comes with? Or is it that much more advantageous to have aperture as well.
Also, I know that lightroom is another choice instead or Aperture. Now that I have spent several hours reading about and working with Aperture, I am leaning towards it (assuming that I need it at all.)