I disagree with the saying “Everyone can take photos, but not everyone can be a photographer”, and that is because taking photos isn’t the same as it used to be. Although getting the right shot at the right time is very important, it matters less nowadays that things might be in the way because image editing software helps us erase them.
The most important part of choosing a good image editing software is to see how well and how easily it lets you correct your image mistakes. Wires, traffic, people or other objects might have got in the way of your almost-perfect vacation shot and editing software can help you get rid of those imperfections. Rather than waiting around for ages for the perfect shot, you can worry about it later when you are spending time editing the image.
Image Organization and Sharing
Whether it uses face recognition software or geo tagging to establish where the picture was taken, the photo editing application that you choose should give you an easy way of organizing your collection of photographs.
Some software applications may even be directly connected to social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to save you time uploading the images yourself.
The features that come with your software will determine whether it is the right application for you or not. Some software may offer an automated editing feature that lightens dark pictures or removes red eye (although some camera may offer this feature too).
Airbrushing tools allow you to remove blemishes in a picture such as the big spot you happened to have on the day of your prom, or the bruise on your leg in your bikini shot from when you fell over at the beach!
Features that may also come with the software such as color adjust or paint etc may be helpful if you do a lot of image editing and think you could find a use for these types of features. Content awareness is one of the most helpful tools in image editing software as it automatically detects objects in the photo that weren’t supposed to be there and offers the option to delete them, therefore saving a lot of editing time.