Establish a photo editing process that works for you
Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:39 AM
How about organization tips like how to organize your original photos versus the edited ones, complete photo albums that don't contain all those blurry shots, etc? This is the kind of info I was expecting when I read this headline and clicked the link.
Right now, my setup is a bit of a mess with Windows taking care of the import into an import folder, and then me manually copying the pictures I like to a new album folder, and then editing them with Picasa (which secretly stores the original unedited photo again in a subfolder) and then uploading them to where I want. I'd love some tips on how to get this streamlined where I have one directory that contains all my original photos by date, and one finalized folder that contains my photo albums edited and ready to view, share, or backup.
Edit: Didn't mean to sound whiny and complaining but after reading it over I think I did. =/ Thanks for the post, just wanted to provide some suggestions for a new article!
This post has been edited by eyhk: 19 January 2012 - 09:42 AM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:08 PM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:29 PM
1. correct for lens distortion (wide angle lenses, etc.)
2. stitch panoramas (optional ...)
4. reduce noise
6. adj B&W: contrast, brightness, levels, etc.
7. adj colors: hue, saturation, etc.
8. mask (dodge, burn, all your fancy post stuff goes here)
9. HDR (optional ...)
Once you're through playing, sharpen the picture, convert it to something you can share, and pat yourself on the back.