So would it be a choice between LR 5 and the NIK suite, or are both required? I use Aperture and I'm looking for HDR capability, as well as pano. In addition to the HDR, is the sharpening and noise reduction that much different as compared to Aperture? I like the object removal tool of LR, but want a capable HDR program that will do the work I need on the files from PtGui. Trying to figure out what software I need/want I find I'm going in circles.