1. Import & rename on the fly with BreezeBrowser Download Pro. This is set up to send files both to my main HDD and also to a big folder I've called "Downloader Backups" on my NAS. It also attaches a custom job code to the files.
2. View, sort and rank and keyword the shoot in the ridiculously fast PhotoMechanic which has recently shipped an all new Version 5. This is the image browser of choice for photographers worldwide who work with very large numbers of image files. Mac or PC. There's a 30 day fully functional test-drive available for download. Sorting & ranking in LR or Bridge is just far too slow for busy photographers working with very large numbers of files.
3. The selected RAW files from PhotoMechanic are dragged onto Adobes free DNG converter to be converted to DNG. From this point I have a 100% DNG workflow.
4. DNG files are imported into Lightroom for conversion to either 8 bit or 16 bit TIFF files. Colour correction happen here, as do a number of global and local adjustments. Local adjustments while useful in LR, are slow and cumbersome compared to Photoshop.
5. Then it's Photoshop's turn. I like to run every image I shoot through Photoshop because my professional reputation is built on high quality file delivery. Using Actions, you can refine a folder of a couple of hundred images in a bit over an hour. Obviously some jobs require more time spent on individual files. Whatever is needed on the day.
6. I deliver a web gallery to clients, so it's back to Lightroom to create this.
7. Most jobs are burned to DVD. I burn two discs simultaneously using Nero Burning ROM. One for the client, one for my archive.
8. Smaller jobs are delivered in a zipped folder by FTP for the client to download. My perfectly functional, simple FTP client is the freeware Filezilla which is also used to upload web galleries.
So there you have it. Along the workflow other programs sometimes come into play. The Nik Suite is occasionally useful, Primatte for greenscreen extractions, Portrait Professional used VERY carefully and minimally for some facial enhancements.