Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Digital photo editing workflow


Each is listed roughly in the order that they should be applied:
  1. White Balance - temperature and tint adjustment sliders
  2. Exposure - exposure compensation, highlight/shadow recovery
  3. Noise Reduction - during RAW development or using external software
  4. Lens Corrections - distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations
  5. Detail - capture sharpening and local contrast enhancement
  6. Contrast - black point, levels and curves tools
  7. Framing - straighten and crop
  8. Refinements - color adjustments and selective enhancments
  9. Resizing - enlarge for a print or downsize for the web or email
  10. Output Sharpening - customized for your subject matter and print/screen size