If you’re planning to stay connected to Lenspiration, keep in mind that James uses Lightroom, which is a subset of Photoshop, the industry standard for years (although there are now others with similar capabilities). You may find that very helpful when asking questions on Lenspiration or watching the periodic photo critique Webinars that James hosts. On the other hand, it’s pricey in that both are only sold through a monthly subscription which will run you $120 a year or more. If you are an Apple user as I am, nothing beats Affinity. Apple named it their software app of the year in 2015. It is every bit as capable as Lightroom with many features that will even match or exceed Photoshop. It’s a one-time $50 cost. Regardless, do your homework, carefully compare features and find what suits you best. Once you get used to it, you’ll find it hard to switch to something else.