The New Standard
Abobe Lightroom is quickly becoming the workflow standard for digital photographers. The development tools built into LR will be all that most will need to produce great images. LR is a non-destructive editing tool insuring that your original files remain intact. In addition LR has fabulous cataloging and archiving features that use keywording, meta tags, and user ratings to assist in organization.
There is a modest learning curve associated with the program but there are many free video tutorials out there that will quickly orient the new user. Once you get the hang of the basics you will be editing in no time at all.
Download a 30 day trial You will need to create an Adobe account to do so.
Project Photoshop Lightroom Tutorial movies of LR basics
LR Tutorials at RawWorkFlow.com Good tour and covers the basics done for version 1.0.
Layers Magazine LR Tutorial some video and step-by-step
Lumnious Landscape LR Tutorial Downloadable this is well worth $14.95. Great orientation to the program by two renown photographers Michael Reichmann and Jeff Schewe. Schewe works closely with Adobe and offers much insight into the program's development.
Lynda.com LR tutorials watch a few for free
Lightroom community help system core documentation for Lightroom as well as links to additional learning content both within and outside of Adobe.com
Updated Shortcuts Windows version for Mac convert Control to Command
Inside Lightroom good source for plugins and other LR news
Lightroom Killer Tips tutorials, presets and more
Lightroom-blog.com some good podcasts
George Jardin on Lightroom some good video podcasts
Editing Essentials: How to Develop Your Photos in Lightroom Scott Kelby article
Keyword Tagging Martin Evening
Try some of these it will open your eyes to some new possibilities for your photos.
OnOne Presets Good ones to get started with
http://inside-lightroom.com/index.php|Inside LR]] Right there on the front page along with directions. The Colour and Split Tone/Old Processes are my favorites. Highly recommended.