I am not good with PP, right now I just use picasa for some quick editing. I recently got to know about Nik silver efex pro 2 which is supposed to be very good for black and white, and have a few questions. How easy will it be for me to use SEP2? I don't have any softwares to edit except for iphoto and picasa. What will I need to use SEP2? I can't install the trail because my macbook is old and needs replacement. It says on their website 4 gb or more recommended, so when I buy a new macbook, should I go for 8 gb ram. I also read somewhere on fredmiranda forum the the SEP2 was very slow, what has been your experience. How is the color efex? the combo is cheaper.. so may be I can buy both. This is not for professional work, just for personal use. Kindly suggest?