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Most efficient/easy photo storage software / quick editing?

 
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Nov 02, 2015 22:00 |  #1

I no longer have the time to dig into editing individual photos. I now need the easiest and most efficient tool to catalog, store, and batch edit multiple photos. What is the best answer?




  
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Nov 02, 2015 22:08 |  #2

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Nov 03, 2015 02:44 |  #3

Yes Lightroom would be a good option for that. Especially as you can setup default processing options on a per camera, and per ISO value baisis. Setting up the defaults might take a bit of effort, but once done you will have it applied to each image as it is imported. If you are able to be consistent in your work you may not need to do any additional processing at all.

If you do need to add specific processing, then LR is also very good at doing that in batches too. Just watch out for Autosync, if you have multiple images selected it will apply the edits to all the selected images as you go along. It can be a bit of a PITA if you forget it's turned on.

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Nov 03, 2015 05:05 |  #4

Lightroom allows you to batch edit photos by either applying a development preset to a whole set of photos or letting you edit one and then copy those (general) edits to all the others in the sequence.

for example I use a preset on the Rugby photos I shoot and then just go in and do individual tweaks the few images that need special attention.


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Nov 03, 2015 09:45 |  #5

Another enthusiastic vote for Lightroom for batch processing, cataloguing/keywording​/rating, and batch exporting/publishing.

Many people also swear by Photo Mechanic for even faster culling and rating of images BEFORE importing into Lightroom. I haven't personally used it.


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Nov 03, 2015 10:38 |  #6

Most raw converters permit you to batch process images, along with applying a (sub)set of adjustments from a reference image to the entire batch of images that require the same adjustment. This is not unique to Lightroom. Lightroom requires you to import your images into its database, instead of simply working in a typical folder structure, so if you are not into the whole DAM thing, this step might be a time waster - depends on what you mean by "catalog." If you want minimal muss and fuss, and shoot raw with a Canon, consider using the included raw conversion software "Digital Photo Professional" - it will do batch edit/conversion and will permit you to apply any picture style to your raw data, do lens corrections, etc. with minimal effort.

If you are not interested in editing your raw images, consider shooting JPEG and set up an efficient picture style or similar camera preset and let the camera process the raw files for you as you shoot. If you shoot raw+jpeg then you can still save your raw files too, and process select raw files that might have better highlights or contain and image that you want to spend more time developing.

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