I’ve been using some form of photo editing software since I started photography as a hobby in my teens. My parents got me Adobe Photoshop for Christmas that year, and I never looked back. These days I have the Adobe monthly subscription for Photoshop and Lightroom, and I use Lightroom way more often.
Lightroom is so much easier for batch editing. A lot of my photography is travel or personal life stuff, so I usually have a big batch of photos to edit at once. I’ve made myself some presets and I can use them as a great starting point so I can really fly through my editing as quickly as possible – the biggest time suck is actually uploading the full-size images to flickr afterwards (I can only do 25 at a time or it crashes – don’t get me started).
I thought it might be fun to show a before and after of a photo I took last month in Norway so you can see how much of a difference editing makes. I won’t go over my exact process today, but I will include the screenshots of my sliders in case you want to try it out.