After reading Angela Nicholson's article in 18th January issue, just out of curiosity I downloaded the Canon software and had a play with some raw files from my old S90 compact. The software is now more useful than it used to be and might well satisfy some users. Where it is very good indeed is in doing the initial conversion. Now, having dropped LR and PS I use Nikon software for doing the initial conversion for Nikon NEF files. I do not "eschew third-party software however. I use manufactures software to generate 16bit TIFF files. Then I use Affinity Photo to do the edits. A combination of manufacturers' software with third party software can be very effective especially if one has difficulty 'working up' a flat conversion. The intermediate TIFF file needed for this is no more inconvenient than the TIFF file used when plug-ins are used with PS or LR.