I was looking through the Aperture vs Lightroom thread and wondered if anybody has reviewed Photoshop in there? I have a really old version of Photoshop on my old PC and now that I've made the switch to an iMac, I'm looking to get new photo editing sfotware. iPhoto seems like a very very basic photo editing software that focuses more on organization rather than editing. Can someone explain what Aperture and Lightroom is? At least on Adobe's website, the indicate that Lightroom is geared more for the Photo Amateur to Professional but from what I've read, it seems that Lightroom does allow you to work with RAW images but it doesn't appear that it allows you to edit the pictures like Photoshop does. Am I correct or do I have this wrong? It seems that Lightroom and Aperture are a more advanced version of iPhoto but it still doesn't let you manipulate the pictures. In other words, as I understand it for example, Photoshop allows you to photoshop an animal into a landscape picture that was never there but can Aperture or Lightroom do the same thing?