I have never taken a RAW image and to be honest i never had any intention too. There are to reasons for this first the sort of subjects I take are often record shots and I like to think that many of the photos I take can easily be improved/corrected using simple to use free packages that deal with jpegs only. However there seems to be an underline tone is various magazines that one isn't a serious photographer unless one shoots in RAW. I fully understand, well i think I do, why some use RAW images and I might be tempted to go down that road with certain photo projects but I very much doubt if I would ever be convinced to drop jpegs altogether. I like the simple life and I am not one for spending hours fiddling and faffing with a single image for hours on end and ending up with something that isn't the real 'truth', I know that sounds a bit confrontational/ controversial but that's how I feel and added to that I'm a bit thick and having watched some tutorials on the subject have found myself rapidly loosing interest.Perhaps there are two types of photographer, those who like taking photos and those who like spending hours 'processing' but as they say 'each to his own' never the less I would like a bit of advice. These might sound like stupid questions but one has to ask in order to learn and so here goes. Oh incidentally I have a Panasonic disc which came with a camera actually a GX7 bought new at a bargain after that model had ceased production, I have loaded and uninstalled the complete disc twice. It doesn't seem to work I am using Windows 10 and maybe the software isn't compatible ? So my first question, am I correct in thinking that 'Silkypix' software, which is on the above mentioned disc, will process RAW files and also have image manipulation software as well? I know it can be downloaded independently from Panasonic and is actually nothing to do with them. Second question, I believe Darktable and Rawtherapee are also available and free, has anyone much experience of them? I am not prepared to take out any form of subscription so Photoshop's creative cloud and Lightroom our out but I might consider Photoshop Elements, does this also work well with jpegs too? and if I purchase the CD rather than a direct down load, does the CD actually have the data on it or just a link to their own website, along with a installation code? if it's the latter I might as well just directly download it. Sorry for the list and I hope it all makes sense and thanks in advance.