Previously I’ve spoken with considerable enthusiasm about Snapseed and how I use it to process photographs, especially in black and white (b/w).
I wrote a post about the 13 second Snapseed b/w process I use to add that little extra mood and contrast I like, to photographs various cameras of mine output.
Snapseed is an absolute joy to use (and Hipstamatic on my iPad pretty fun too), once I’d realised I don’t need to shoot RAW then use LightRoom to process every image, and pay Adobe over £10 a month for the privilege.
But, things evolve, and in the last few months I’ve hardly touched Snapseed.
So, who’s the new app in town that’s taken its place, you might be asking?
Well, simply, there isn’t one.
My post processing approach has taken another step towards the zero processing dream we first talked about around two years ago.
All of the images I’ve been making recently have been straight out of camera JPEGs.
For colour photographs, my Pentax K100D and K-m DSLRs deliver images I love.
And on the monochrome front, my Pentax Q and Panasonic Lumix LX3 both have dynamic b/w film modes that give me the inky drama I was using Snapseed to add to the more bland fifty shades of grey images other cameras were outputting.
I haven’t parted company with the cameras that don’t give me what I need directly out of camera.
The Ricoh GX100 and GRD III are just too good and I like them too much to part with them.
But when I now have two colour and two b/w cameras that deliver just what I want with zero processing, I’m not sure I’ll want to go back any time soon.
We’ll see what the coming months bring.
How about you? What does your post processing, er, process, currently look like? What would you like to change?
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