- 1. PhotoMechanic $60* ; $150 w/out discount
PhotoMechanic is used to cull images quickly! There’s a 30-day free trial, do it!! Culling means going through all photos to pick which ones you will edit. Images don’t need loading time like they do in LR, and you can’t edit while you cull! After I’ve picked all the photos I want to work on, I import directly into LR and start working. This makes LR faster too because now I don’t have a million images in there that are just using space and slowing it down.
- 2. Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom $9.99/monthly
This one’s obvious, though it might not be for starting photographers! I use Lightroom more than Photoshop to edit my images. Though I sometimes pull into Photoshop for some extra creative stuff. I create a new Catalog for each couple in LR and work from there. This is a very important app for my photography workflow to edit my images.
- 3. JPEG Mini $66.75* ; $89 w/out discount
JPEGmini reduces your image size without compromising resolution and quality. Because of this, I have saved so much space on my website! It has also sped up my downloading images to galleries as well as exporting images from Lightroom. They have a free trial of 200 photos, try it! There are two types, 1) you gotta import images into it manually. Or, 2) a plug-in to LR and it exports after going through JPEG Mini automatically.