I am awaiting the soon to be released and free Olympus software that is supposed to eclipse the other previous software like Studio 2 and the others. I read they are releasing this in May for download and it's free. Until then I am using the free software called "Irfanview" available at IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide. It has plug-in's offered as a 2nd download that will read the ORF files. I just take those into the Irfanview program, resize-resample to 70% and add one hit of his sharpening. And Voila' it is a perfect image. No dinking around necessary. The PL1's files are a dream to work with as they require so little messing around. I also have Photoshop CS5 on order and should receive it the 1st week in May. Otherwise I don't need no other stinkin software Ironically I can even use my Nikon NX2 after the image has been converted.