Yesterday I attended a seminar on Aperture. This an Apple's contribution to the image editing market. It is a hybrid image editor and image organising application.
I had some very specific questions for the presenter regarding Colour Management and file management. While he did not answer them thoroughly they gave me some clues as to where to look and inspired ,me to pick it up again for organising and editing photos.
The Biggest drawback to this software is that it is apple only and is one of the reasons I've not thrown myself into it's application and use. Now I think we will offer it as a 2nd year workshop as part of a range of packages to choose from and work with.