Hi 2 sail away,
I am not quite sure by what you mean by "how lightroom will add to my photo work"
Do you want to purchase Lightroom?
Do you want to import images into Lightroom?
I guess what I am asking is what am I missing out on if I continue to use CS5 only and not buy Lightroom. Do they both work together or does Lightroom work independent from CS5?
Yes, both applications can be used independently.
Lightroom is a "digital asset manager" with a built-in editor. Using keywords and collections, Lightroom gives you the ability to organize your photos. The editor lets you do everything that you can do in Adobe Camera Raw with the addition of some adjustment brushes.
Users of both LR and PS usually start the editing in LR doing general overall picture edits. If needed they then launch PS from LR to do some tricky pixel editing.
I do not see the 'correct' action on the page, but thank you for your