I know this topic is mainly for people who shot with Canon cameras. I have tried a few prints using the DPP plug in. I have not used the photoshop plug in but looking at the LL review of the iPF5000 it looks like the plug ins for both photoshop and DPP are close to the same, with same settings and adjustments etc.
So, if you use a Canon camera and have the iPF5000 you might want to take a peek at DPP if you have not used it for awhile. I am still trying to learn post processing but have read in forums that the newer versions of DPP are much better than the older versions.
Thanks for everyones inputs in the posts I have started. Enjoy the holidays.
There is one fly in the ointment when printing a RAW file using the iPF 5000 and the DPP plug in. A box opens and indicates that the input file is "High Quality 8 bit". The box with "highest Quality 16 bit" is grayed out and cannot be accessed. I ended up converting to 16 bit TIFF and printed through the Canon plugin in CS3 beta. Too bad, it seemed like a great idea to be able to print directly from a RAW file.