Tonight I downloaded a 30 day trial of Lightroom 5 and edited day 21 minimally. It seems relatively user friendly, although I still feel a little overwhelmed and didn't do anything with the curves, etc but it took me forever. Deep breath. Baby Steps. Ok, to my questions:
First of all, does anyone know some specific functions Photoshop Elements does that I might miss if I only get Lightroom? (or vice versa)
Also, I have only shot in JPG format up till now but it is a goal of mine to start shooting in RAW during this 365. It seems everyone shooting RAW starts post processing in ACR...is this a plug- in I have to get separately, or is it downloaded as part of Lightroom?