I am an amateur photographer with aspirations of video editing in my future. I currently use Aperture 3 and iPhoto along with iMovie for my needs. I am going to be upgrading my software and thought to look here for advise. I would like keep my photos and videos organized, use a photoshop and edit documentary style short films from time to time with the option to grow in this field. Though the software undoubtedly exceeds my needs at this current time this is what I am down to: Keeping with what I am using and simply adding Final Cut Pro and if needed Apple's Motion software. That is a cost of $350 and keeps me in Apple's ecosystem which on the outside sounds comforting but please let me know if I'm wrong. The other option would be to dump Aperture and go for Adobe's Creative Suite 6 which contains Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 4, Premiere Pro 6 and many other programs. It sells for just a little over $700 considering I am a qualifying student for Adobe's Student and Teacher edition. So which would be the better option? Stay with Apple or go Adobe? Any help would be greatly appreciated.