will this device be that helpful for Lightroom and Photoshop photographic image work or is it overkill. Or will it be difficult to use with Lightroom and Photoshop due to problems handling menus.
Availability and thoroughness of documentation and training materials is one area that I did not see covered in the review. Each of these products is difficult to master. I have used C1 for years and have always become frustrated because of the weakness or lack of detailed documentation. Each new release has changes that I frustrate myself trying to learn. DxO I purchased and was even more frustrated with its lack of documentation and training materials. Simple things like if you open a RAW file in another program first like LR or C1, the RAW file will not show up in the DxO browser -- this took me two weeks of slow emails with Dx0 to figure out. With LR you have books and tutorials from Adobe and third parties. So why do I use three products -- because not all cameras are supported or supported equally by each product. An example of this is the Fuji X-trans sensor.