For the Mac/Aperture users out there. If you haven't already then I'd highly recommend giving the new Aperture 2 Trial
a go. I tried it last night and It's really quite impressive!
Among some of things they've changed/added;
The rendering time of adjustments has been greatly reduced as well as the addition of the new RAW 2.0 module (upgraded from 1.1), which adds a whole host of new RAW adjustments. They've combined the Project Inspector, Metadata and Adjustments Inspector into one tabbed HUD on the left, Maximising screen real-estate. It sounds restricted but in practice it's actually really easy to flip between all the info you need without taking away any screen space away from the photo viewer.
Apple have also introduced Project Skimming to come in line with the new Leopard and iLife '08 features (skim the mouse over a Project Thumbnail and it flips through all the photos in that project)
One of my wish-list items also made it in version 2 in the form of the vignette and devignette adjustments tool. Lightroom has this already and I was a bit gutted that Aperture 1.5.6. didn't.
If you use Aperture 1.5.6 currently then DON'T FORGET
to rename your Aperture.app and your library database BEFORE
installing the Aperture 2 trial. Upgrading your current library to Aperture 2 is a one-way process!