Photo Editing Workflow
Maybe one of the most important basic things you’ll do and yet the most frustrating starting out. Eventually you will develop your own workflow that is most efficient for you but heres my basic A to B with editing.
Begin by coping all the pictures from your memory card to a folder on your computer.
Next go through the pictures and delete the bad ones! I use windows photo previewer because its fast, and easy to use the arrow keys on the computer to go between images. One hit of the delete key will delete the image. At first this will take a while but you get really fast after some practice. I can usually go through 1000 images in about 30 minutes.
Now that you have sorted through the bad ones you can see how many pictures were good in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
Now edit your first picture! After your done then time to save. I save all mine as a jpeg. Its compressed, the quality is good and when printed, looks great for what I use pictures for.
I advise making a new folder for the edited pictures. You can right click in the folder and select add new folder to do that.
Next you’ll want an image size that’s usable for the internet. Those big 24mp images are only good for printing, not so much for sharing. So click image/image size.
I always set the size to 1500px wide. That will end up with about a 1mb image file. Then “Save as” and change the name to whatever you want. I usually just add “smll” the end of the file name.DIY, editing, fleishel, free, help, james, learn, lessons, photo, Photography, photoshop, workflow