I am using a PC running windows XP.
I want to upgrade from Adobe Elements 4 to something that will do a few simple things-
Import RAW image files
Handle scans with more color depth than 8 bits
Allow for some adjustments to sharpness, contrast & color
Fix red eye and remove dust spots
From what I have been able to get from Adobe & others it would seem that Lightroom would be what I am looking for. Or, should I be looking at the full Photoshop CS package? Getting both is not in my budget.
Could anyone using Lightroom share their impressions/opinions - is there a down side to going with it over Photoshop CS?