My computer’s got Lightroom, can you tell me a good very basic guide for simpletons (his word not mine)?

OK, let’s say you’re starting out and don’t have a lot of confidence. You could do a lot worse than watching these videos, and in fact anything by Julieanne Kost. I’d also point you to a book by Victoria Bampton Lightroom the Missing FAQ. I wouldn’t recommend anything by Scott Kelby – fine as they are for learning about adjusting images, they’re often weak and even misleading on managing your pictures.

The other simpleton tip of the season is this Photoshop product line feature comparison. But to be honest, aren’t the real simpletons those who never ask?