One thing I notice is that a lot of forums seems to hang around a few select programs for working with raw files and exporting. But I find it very curious why noone talks about one of the best programs there is: "Capture One Pro" & "Capture One DB" The pro edition is ofcourse the expensive one and offers a good deal of possibilities over the DB version. The DB version (atleast of the early versions) can be acquired for free. This is in my oppinion the program for shooting tethered, for exporting raw and keeping your photos organized. Before I came across it only little over a year ago (due to a new workplace) I have been over Bridge, LR, Leaf and Canon's DDP. All very decent programs, but none of them are quite like the product that make up Capture One Pro. It's something about the whole workflow, the user interface is nice and easy to work with, shooting tethered is as easy and starting the program and turning on the camera (doesn't matter if you have a canon or shooting on a digi back). But what makes me even more excited now is how you can make non-destructive local editing in the raw file before you export to tiff or jpg. Along with that, if you are on of the guys who do the kind of photography where the ADs or clients hang around during the shoot, you can now get an app for Capture One that will pick up the local wifi, and every single shot will be viewable on their iPad or iPhone. Now that's bling. Here's an overview of some of the new things available in COP 6: link But in general, I can nothing but recommend this program. It works really really well, is reliable and produces some outstanding results. I urge you to take a look at it. It will hands down blow LR and especially Aperture out of the ball park. Have fun.