What do I need to process b&w raw files
I have recently become interested in photography again after losing my darkroom about seventeen years ago, when I moved house. Things are very different now, of course, and I am trying to figure what takes the place of my developer, stop bath, fixer and enlarger in the digital world.
After digesting as much info as I can from the web and this forum, it seems that a popular processing requirement for the fantastic b&w images I see posted is Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro. Can anyone tell me - are these stand alone programs or do they have to be used in conjunction with Photoshop or whatever (is that what's meant by the term 'plug in') ? I don't have any software for pp other than the Silkypix that comes with my Fuji x100