DIGITAL PHOTO EDITING WORKFLOW

From Cambridge in Colour

Each is listed roughly in the order that they should be applied:

White Balance – temperature and tint adjustment sliders
Exposure – exposure compensation, highlight/shadow recovery
Noise Reduction – during RAW development or using external software
Lens Corrections – distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations
Detail – capture sharpening and local contrast enhancement
Contrast – black point, levels and curves tools
Framing – straighten and crop
Refinements – color adjustments and selective enhancments
Resizing – enlarge for a print or downsize for the web or email
Output Sharpening – customized for your subject matter and print/screen size

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