September Morning Glory
I am adding this note belatedly - thank you Larry, Glane, Cees, Maria and Amelia for your kind comments.
I recently upgraded from a Canon Rebel xTi to the T3i. I think I'm going to love it. BUT, I discovered that PSE 8 won't process CR2 files. And I do love to shoot in RAW so much better. I have downloaded the available patches from Adobe and none of them seem to solve the problem. So I have been frantically searching for a compatible, but affordable, software to process my images. I downloaded a free trial of Aperture (I use an iMac), and it's certainly better, but I still wasn't satisfied. So I downloaded the free trial of PS CS5.1. I still had to add a patch, but it seems to working well so far. This is the first image I have processed with CS and, though I have a lot to learn, I like this program best so far. But I'm pretty sure my pocket is not deep enough to purchase this program at a cost of over a thousand dollars. If anyone has any suggestions for a reasonably priced program that will process RAW images and is compatible with an iMac, I'd sure love to hear from you.