The day-to-day routine for a photographer can be hectic—with photo shoots, images to edit, blogging and marketing campaigns . . . not to mention all the follow-up and hand-holding that your clients sometimes need. We know that the thought of putting together an album while you’re in the midst of running your business can be the very last thing on your mind. But, fortunately, so many photography programs are out there, geared toward making your life easier. We thought we’d share a few of our favorites with you.
Incorporating these smart software options into your daily workflow can truly enhance your business experience and create more time for you to give your clients personal attention.
We love Photo Mechanic because of all its little time-saving features. You can quickly cull through your images, sort them, tag them, and prep them for editing. The customize tool is great for organization because it lets you file photos based on the criteria you set up for them.
Photo Mechanic also uses embedded JPGs and RAW files to view images so that you can cut out the time spent on previews. Oh, and the export feature is pretty great too. You can transfer selected photos to any editing program, which is really helpful when you need to keep track of all those wedding images you’re sending to a post-processing service.
Lightroom is great for quickly editing images. It uses a non-destructive editing processes to allow you to retouch your images in the most efficient way. You can create presets and apply one to a group of images, perfect for color correction or converting a set to black and white. If necessary, Lightroom also allows you to seamlessly bring your favorites into Photoshop for more advanced editing.
Fundy Design Software
Fundy is a wonderful, multifaceted, time-saving tool that lets you import your finished images and easily design your albums. You can also compose collages to enhance your blogs and other social media sites. You can even conceive professional wall art for your clients and showcase this art in real room situations. Oh, and Fundy holds a special place in our heart because you can create and order Lush albums right through the software program!
What smart programs do you use to save time in your photography business? We would love to know! And don’t hesitate to contact us when it comes to making your albums!