Right now I do all my PP between Canon DPP and GIMP.
I recently downloaded the trial version of LR4 and have been experimenting.
There are some things LR4 does better for sure. Some things I either don't know the LR way or GIMP is better. One of which is sharpening? When I compare a GIMP jpg to a LR jpg, the GIMP version looks better? Obviously I am doing something wrong! I noticed there is an 'output sharpening' option when exporting from LR to jpg, which by default is turned off, is this where I am missing? The sharpness looks great on my monitor, but somehow this isn't translating to the jpg.