I got my Canon 40D last week, after owning my 350D for almost 2 years. I have some university schooling on photography, but film, and I definitely feel humbled in the presence of my 40D. I have decided to go back to the books and re-learn the basics, since the past two years with my 350D have resulted me heavily dependent on the Program setting. I can still expose an image and I know how to use my light meter and all that, but I really feel like a skipped a step going from color film classes to working with digital on my own. A friend suggested that I work in RAW because of the advantages it offers, and I took his advice and shot in RAW last night. I've read about it and know that I need to convert the images somehow...or something? That's kind of where it trails off. I'm not certain of what I need to do to get these images into a viewable space where I could work with the adjustments and such. I work with Adobe CS2 and just started trying out Adobe Bridge today. This is my first time posting on here, and I am already impressed with all the helpful and talented people on this forum. Any suggestions, including books that could help me learn RAW a little better are greatly appreciated!