I have written an article which offers my perspective as a fine art photographer on the new photography tools written by Adobe and Apple:
This week (January 2006) Adobe announced the public beta for their new photographic tool, Lightroom. This follows Apple’s release of Aperture a couple months ago. I’ve been involved with the alpha and non-public beta for Lightroom for a number of years, and have closely watched its development. I believe that these two programs represent a significant change in how photographers will work, and wanted to give my perspective as a fine art photographer.