ludi wrote: so perhaps Adobe has figured out that good cameras have become popular much faster than $200+ image editing utilities and is going to try the lower-price-higher-volume approach.
I'm good with that!
I've been lazy and just doing some basic selecting and editing in Picasa because it's pretty damn good at the tail end of my process (organizing and sharing photos), and putting more effort in would mean involving some kludgy mix of using Nikon's raw editor software and other programs, or buying a too-expensive copy of adobe something and having to deal with a much slower, less streamlined interface for a lot of power I don't need.
Now that lightroom seems cheaper though, I'm itching to give it a go. It's about time to dip my toes into RAW handling capability with less destructive editing, plus since it is focused on the photo-fixing/presentation aspect of things, rather than manipulation, it was my first choice out of "adobe somethings" to buy.
Any veterans have a tip for a beginner?