need one tool to browse through the images, rememberering the name and location and go to work on it on the adjustment tool, exporting it and going to another tool, open in photoshop and go again to a image browser(got it all right? haha) is not a workflow for a shooting. Aperture and Lightroom do it.
Yes, you got most of it as logical as possible Orc73,
The tool to browse images can be the tool that you transfer/ingest your images from the source, like a CF card.... Or if you shot to a folder via tether.... browse to it and rate, tag keyword, arrange.
That tool is your DAM, which can be a catalog or browser type databse app....(there was Media pro, PhotoSupreme, FastStone, BreezeBrowser, Extensis, ACDSee, to name a few. Once you do this ANOTHER tool should be the RAW processor to
(This is also the tool you can launch Photoshop with for edits.)
Tool #2. RAW processor:
C1, LR, ACRAw DxO, Silky, to name a few....These make your Key file to further process in an image editor.
(This also should be able to launch Photoshop)
Photoshop, Painter, Gimp?, Google?, Even LR can be considered an editor to an extent.
So it is very acceptable to have 3 programs running at once. or close one you finished working in for a set period of time as need be.
This is why Media Pro was going to be so great. Not just some, but all your edits in metadata would be seen in C1.
But now you have to rely on using the folder view in C1, or what I do is make subfolder. RAW/Processed/Selected or even some would be PSD/Flat TIF/JPEG
This way it is quick to find what you need.