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Six steps to instantly improve your photos

Follow these simple steps to bring an instant lift to almost all photos

By David Fearon, 27 Jan 2010 at 12:07

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The most important step in the photography process is getting the right shot with the right settings, but there are plenty of things you can do in software to make an average shot good, and a good shot great.

The word “workflow” often crops up in digital photography circles, for the simple reason that there’s a standard chain of software operations that will enhance most photos.

You’ll find you want to apply them on a regular basis, before you think about any other enhancements for a given image. Click here for our complete guide to creating perfect photos.

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User comments

what dunce wrote this

Anyone who cares a wit about their photos already knows this stuff. And those who don't know don't care. Next time add something useful to the mix or don't bother at all!

By qaz111111 on 8 Nov 2010

What dunce wrote that?

So you're saying that photographers (like you presumably) are born, not made, with the knowledge already hard wired into their brains? Next time, don't let there be a next time.

By downview on 11 Nov 2010

Helpful - Thanks for posting

Good basic stuff except it seems for qaz who might mistakenly consider that she is an expert in all things.

By kestrel on 19 Dec 2010

How do I know if my intell processor is being recalled? I just purchased a Dell modell SX 8100-2777NBS Studio XPS and was told all are uner recall? Is this true
Thank you for any help you can give me.

By Laurie on 16 Feb 2011

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