My goal when shooting photos is to try and get them right straight out of the camera. I do shoot in Camera RAW, so I need to do a little post process. My go to software hands down are Abobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop (CS6 is the PS version I use). They both come with a learning curve, but there are lessons on YouTube as well as many other companies. I love SLR Lounge for their Lightroom Instuctions–they ar very clear and easy to use, plus you can purchase it with Lightroom Presets too. Price point is very reasonable too. Here is a photo taken into Lightroom and then finished in Photoshop.