Originally Posted by proudpapa56
Any recommendations on programs? Photoshop, Lightshop, Adobe, are they all the same?
Adobe Lightroom is a nice program with which you can both organize your photos and process raw files. Adobe Photoshop has even more sophisticated professional-level post-processing tools. Adobe has added more and more post-processing options to Lightroom over the years, so many photographers find they don't need the greater sophistication and complexity of Photoshop.
However, these Adobe programs are not available for purchase as standalone software anymore. (This is a recent change). Instead, you have to pay a yearly subscription fee to access them online, which increases the cost. So if cost is an issue, you may want to look for alternatives. There are a number of options, but I still use my old standalone Lightroom, so have no personal experience.