Like cameras and lenses we all have our favourites, But software is slightly different, You either like Post production or you find it a unecessary evil.
In todays market software Plug-in companies promise everything to everybody most of which could be done in Photoshop if you knew where to look.
I have most Plug-ins but find that some plug-ins suit some images but not all. In recent times the big three[ OnOne, Nik,Topaz} have reduced the cost of their Plug-ins dramatically, Maybe they have concerns about the New DxO Pro 10 taking over, This software actually works from the information gained from the camera and lenses Exif file, so it workks from true information rather than changing and moving information in post.
I know the purists would say that you should get it right in camera and Softwares are unecessary, but that is not always possible in certain conditions.
Digital cameras and Computers are joined at the hip, so why not take advantage what the computer can do with a little help from the software companies.
I do ,then I quite enjoy Post Production. and the Art form which can be achieved from an original image.
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