Chapter 14


The topic of image editing, or “postprocessing,” is broad (and sometimes confusing) enough in scope to be the subject of numerous books and online resources. Here, I will only touch on the very basics and, while I share my own workflow for organizing and editing images, mine is only one of many possible procedures. I usually do minimal image processing, as I’d rather be out shooting than sitting at a computer!


Image-Editing Software

The two software programs that photographers most commonly use to develop, or “optimize,” images are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. I use Photoshop, which offers an extensive and ...

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