Hi All I was a little bit repulsive yesterday (my husband's term of endearment for me when I am impulsive and cost him money). I bought an iMac for editing my photos and surfing the net. I have always shot jpegs but made it my new year's resolution to shoot in RAW. No success so far as I didn't have the software to tweek the RAW files. I was browsing this morning trying to decide which software to buy for my iMac and figured the choice was really between Aperture or Lightroom. The reviews for Aperture don't appear to be that great and I know a lot of you use Lightroom. Aperture is the cheaper option but will only work on my iMac (not the perfectly functional pc that currently resides upstairs in our spare room), whereas Lightroom will work on both. I know Nik Google (or whatever the software is called these days) will work on Lightroom, not so sure about Aperture. I anticipate using one or the other with the Nik suite. Not sure I'd need anything else at the minute. I have previously used photoshop elements and SEP2 when working with my jpegs or just used photo editing apps on my iPad2, so quite a novice at photo editing really. Any help or advice you can give would be much appreciated. Have to make a decision quick before hubby checks out the visa bill ... kidding! Thanks in advance.