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COMMENTARY: Can You Re-Edit a Photo and Get a Better Result?

16 April 2019


COMMENTARY: Can You Re-Edit a Photo and Get a Better Result?

Have you ever spent hours editing one of your photos only to make a stupid mistake like resizing it for web and saving over all your hard work? Yeah, I hate to admit it, but I’ve done this a few times. I’ve noticed this strange phenomenon where it is almost impossible to ever edit a photo a second time and get similar or better results. 90 percent of the time, I will still prefer the initial edit no matter how much time I put into the second edit.

Despite this common theme, I thought it would be interesting to try to edit my landscape photograph of Las Garzas Waterfall in San Sebastian a second time. Taking some of the comments from our readers on YouTube to heart, the goal for this second edit was to decrease the overall saturation, make the colours look more natural, resize the photo to a vertical composition, and also edit the entire thing in less than 10 minutes. As an added challenge, I also decided to use completely different raw processing software.

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Image credit: Fstoppers