Re: How to edit RAW images ???
One of the advantages of shooting RAW is that when converting them to Tiffs, hopefully 16-bit, you can use the conversion program (YarcPlus or Breezebrowser) to add some exposure compensation, or change the white balance from what you shot. The original files (RAW) will not be touched, and you can go back and convert them with different settings.
As far as I know, there is no performance hit for selecting different pre-conversion settings, since all they are is data stored separately in the RAW file.
There is a bit of a learning curve, but once you see the benefits, you'll be hooked...