July 20th, 2016
|Peggy is struggling with what photo editing application to use for real estate photography. She says:|
As you can see from a poll we did some years ago the majority of PFRE readers use either Photoshop, Lightroom or Photoshop Elements or a combination. About 3% of readers use one of the non-Adobe applications. It’s time to take another look at this subject.
Since the last poll, Adobe has moved to a subscription based payment model which has caused some photographers to move away from Lightroom and Photoshop. However, the fact remains that the $9.99/mo photographers subscription is a great deal and Lightroom and Photoshop I believe, are the most used photo editing applications by real estate photographers.
The other factor in deciding what photo editing applications to use is training. There is a huge number of training resources for Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements. For example, lynda.com, kelbyone.com, and many other sites have great training. Nowhere near as much exists for other photo editors.
But in the end, you should use what you are most comfortable with and something that fits your budget. There is no one way to do real estate photography. If it works for you use it.
Everyone, please take the poll above. Which non-Adobe photo-editing applications are you using?