I have been taking pics over 50 years but I still struggle with software. I had however developed a pretty good workflow with the free Sony Picture Motion Browser that came with my A700 . Forced as many were to retire a fabulous Window XP machine and replace with a new computer with Windows 7. My tech was able to use my 500 drive in the new computer he built for me. Unfortunately I am unable to use the Sony software, it is on my HD but can only view somewhat. Tried a reinstall via my original disk from my latest A700 (2009) and system crashed. It appears I now am stuck with only Picasa and JPEGS for the time being. I have not yet dabbled in Playmemories home btw. Suggestions/ help? Is there a place in the Sony universe where I can get some free software with limited RAW capability? I was more than happy with the Sony software. Should I bite the bullet and go for lightroom 5 or the like? ( I use Aperture 3 on my macbook) Yes, I have no idea what I am talking about Help? Suggestions?