pekr: Any comparison to Bibble? I always liked Bibble, but now I somehow lost confidence once they were bought by Corel :-)
I use Bibble pro and like it a lot. I started looking for an alternative since Bibble will not open large scans of medium format film due to file size limitations. They compare favorably, but I think Bibble is faster and the controls are laid out a little better -- overall the UI in Bibble is better. I think it is easier to make simple corrections in LR and easier to make more complex corrections in Bibble. I like the integration of Noise Ninja in Bibble. Bibble also support a simple layer-like edit capability but I have always found that a little cumbersome to use. I like the "history" of edits in LR but would like the ability to enable or disable them to see kind of a "before/after" of an edit more easily. I like Bibble better but it doesn't meet all of my needs. Still looking for other options to handle large files.