Thanks, James for that info!
@bensharpeningcharacter, you make a good point about thinking more long-term. Thanks!
So I don’t know how hard this will be to answer, but do you have suggestions for figuring out what program to get? There’s obviously a lot of info on different programs out there, but as I was beginning to read up on them, much of the info was rather technical sounding and since this is all new to me, I don’t know a lot of the terms and I felt rather lost. :/ So, if it’s not too much trouble, could someone lay out pros and cons of various programs (specifically Lightroom, Affinity, RawTherapee, Gimp) in layman’s terminology for me? 🙂