Friday, January 4, 2013

Camera Question: Post-Processing

So far, we have not been doing any post-processing with our pictures. We shoot them in JPEG, upload to the blog, and we're done. On occasion, we'll use the camera's built-in editing tools, but as you can see from the picture below, it doesn't always work.

Red eye correction forgot about Mushroom's right eye

Do you do any post-processing on your photos? What program do you use?


  1. I am in the middle of learning Photoshop and Lightroom right now. However, I have been using a free program called Photoscape for a long time, and would recommend it if you want to do some basic editing. It has super easy buttons for auto correcting color, etc. Hope that helps!

  2. I post-process all of the photos that I post. I started with a free trial of Lightroom and of Photoshop Elements. I decided to buy Lightroom once my trial ran out. I watched a bunch of tutorials for it online and I find it to be very easy to use!

  3. First off, change the setting that you shoot into RAW (this will give you way better quality pictures). RAW can then be converted after editing to JPEG. If you want to print any of your pictures out, convert the file to TIFF and take it to the store, trust me you'll notice the difference in quality from RAW/TIFF to JPEG. I think you have the same camera as me, it should of came disc for editing, it's not as awesome as Photoshop but it was free and has some really good tools for simple corrections. Hope I didn't confuse you some more...hit me up if you need too.

  4. I have Photoshop, but usually, I just use Picasa, which is a free download from Google. It's really easy to use and I find it quicker than opening Photoshop, which I only open up if I need to do a lot of stuff to the photo. Usually, I just use Picasa to adjust the midtones which helps a lot if the photo is a bit dark. It also has some nice effects like making a vignette (darkened edges) or blurring the background. It also has a nice retouching tool, great for removing red eye or cloning out a spot. Oh, it also has an easy straightening tool, if your photo came out a bit crooked.

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  5. I always use Photoshop. It is so easy to adjust the color or light balance and make the photo look a million times better in a second. I like to cut out unsightly things or photo-bombers too which is super easy in PS. But I use it for work too so I always have it running.