When you say "Adobe CS3" I assume you mean specifically Photoshop CS3...does anyone here use lightroom and if so what do you think of it, would it be just as good as Adobe CS3 or better??
Yes. If I had been using Aperture before I invested in Photoshop, I never would have bothered with Photoshop, I would have simply gone with PS Elements instead. Because through the years I've been using Photoshop, when the newer versions have come out I've gone ahead and upgraded. I've been using Aperture since its launch and I love it. When CS3 became available this year I did hesitate a bit before going ahead and updating from CS2 to CS3. However, if I'd never purchased any version of Photoshop before and were already using Aperture or Lightroom, I definitely would just go with Elements rather than the full-blown Photoshop (CS2, CS3) at this point.....Bingo. That's basically the issue in a sentence.