I have a question about processing RAW files. I recently came back from a vacation to the Galapagos and decided to shoot my pictures mainly in JPG but also some in RAW. I wanted to learn about processing RAW files as I've been told that I can have better control in editing them.
Using OSX Yosemite, I don't have Lightroom (although I am going to download the trial version from Adobe to test it) or Aperature. I only have iPhotos. In iPhotos, I can view the RAW files and edit them but it looks like I can do the same edits on the JPG files. So I guess, what's the difference?
Is Adobe Lightroom worth it? Is it easy to use/learn?
Yes, Lightroom would still be worth it even if it cost twice as much (which it recently did: $299 vs. $149).
I made a 12-part tutorial series if you're interested...
You can also get Lightroom for a few bucks a month via Creative Cloud to try it out before buying. I'd say it is a pretty safe buy, though.
@mclaren777: Wow. Thanks. I just got the 30 day trial so I'll watch your videos and see what I can do with my pictures. Thank you.
More than likely your camera came with software that would allow you to work with your RAW images as well. If not almost everyone has a download from the official sources.