A debate I have had (with myself) for a while is whether post-processing is still photography, or whether it's something else entirely. I eventually arrived at a view that yes, it is, but skills in post-processing are entirely different to skills in composition. Some of the errors of composition can be corrected afterwards, but for the most part post-processing targets different areas.
A friend eventually managed to badger me into trying, now I'm in the process of discovering what can be done. I have to say I'm surprised at the possibilities, and at the extraordinary amount of detail that is present in a raw format file.
By accident I discovered a package called CaptureOne, and having a Sony NEX camera I can use a lightweight version free of charge, or get the pro version for €50. My friend uses LightRoom and is happy with it; I'm going to stick with CaptureOne, I think.
What does the panel think? And what packages do you use?