Photo Editing - The Secret Sauce

How to turn good photos in to GREAT works of art!

Here's what I use:

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On1 Photo RAW

I can't recommend this app enough - available for Mac and PC, it's a must have. Personally I use it instead of Lightroom for photo management, browsing, and editing on all levels for RAW and JPG files. Head over to our Videos Page for the best of On1's how-to videos

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Aurora HDR

Aurora HDR is a premier Mac app and just one of many great editing apps available from it's developer Macphun. Not only does this software save the day with high contrast and over and under exposed images, HDR editing can create an amazing array of digital art.

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Noiseless CK

If you use high ISO settings or take photos in low light, you will notice the 'noise' or grainy texture in your images. If you edit your images heavily at time like I do, you'll notice the total breakdown of the pixels in certain areas of the image. Finishing your images with a noise reduction app is really important for getting rid of the grit.

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Mobile Editing Apps

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Taking the photo is just the beginning..

 

Photos never seem to look the same as the scene seemed to look to the eye....and so we edit and tweak to make them look like we remembered...and then sometimes it's about going beyond and creating art.

You'll notice if you've looked around for photo editing programs that there is an overwhelming selection of software, apps and online tools to choose from - so where do you start???

I'm not saying that everything else is no good but the tools listed here are my recommendations through years of experience.

If you'd like to read more I have an extensive list of the top photo editors - both free and paid, for Mac and PC in the Photography Basics Course. You can grab it HERE.

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