Greetings Coming to m4/3 from a Nikon DSLR reality, shoot raw and process with NX2. Pretty good with the Nikon software and one of those few who actually like it :smile: I'll be shooting Panasonic raw files and I have Adobe Elements 9 with ACR on my computer. I use this software seldom and then only for minor adjustments. By no means an ACR/Elements wizard. With all the Lightroom discounts out and about I'm considering purchasing that software since its so popular and widely used. But... I'm an old fart and learning new software is no stroll in the park Since I will have to better learn ACR/Elements anyway with this foray into m4/3 would my photography be better served if I were to simply start with Lightroom and focus my feeble brain on it? Cataloguing is not a big issue with me as I'm no longer a volume shooter. I do like to work my files to maximise the output of the camera which is why I've always shot the raw format. I'm not in to panos or HDR stuff - just regular ol' levels and curves, WB/colour adjustments, sharpening, etc., and I like the ability to apply adjustments locally when desirable. I don't do a lot of noise reduction typically as I'm an old film shooter and not overly noise sensitive. When I do use NR I generally apply it to the chroma channels only. Since both Elements and Lightroom feature the same converter would I find substantial benefit to learning and using Lightroom over the more basic program? Thanks for any thoughts you might be able to share.