Last year, I started beta testing Adobe Lightroom (not as exclusive as it sounds). I was very impressed with the beta, and recently (Feb.) Adobe released version 1.0. They will give you a 30 day trial of the fully functional application, and I have to say, I’m even more impressed with this version. In all liklihood, I will purrchase the program when my trial period ends.
Most impressive feature: Virtual Copies.
Try as many versions as you like and never take up more than the space of a text file on you harddrive.
Most valuable feature: non destructive processing
Better than layers.
I’ll probably write more about this program as I discover more.