Hello. I have an older friend who is doing some courses locally to go beyond point & shoot. Now the course tutor is using lightroom to show what can be done. However, they have a very nice & spiffy version of photoshop or CS whatever pre-loaded on a laptop they've just bought. Matey runs photoshop courses too, but is favouring lightshop, which I presume is rather cheaper to buy, what with CS being a pro tool.
So...should she do a wee basics on photoshop course, or bite the bullet & buy lightroom? Seems silly to me, seeing as she has photoshop already. Better off buying a decent lense eh?!
And no, mac is out of the question, although had I known they were buying new kit I might have suggested it. Her husband is a very keen photographer-they have some nice canon equipment.