Bad Photo? No Problem, Aftershoot Has Your Back!

Bad Photo? No Problem, Aftershoot Has Your Back!

Not all photos are created equal. Some are objectively better than others. However, the photos themselves may not necessarily be bad; it may just be that the image is badly exposed or the white balance is off. Fixing bad images quickly can be a hassle for some, but it is a piece of cake for Aftershoot. Read on to find out how to fix your bad images quickly.

It is only now that I started to forget what a hassle it can be to edit a lot of images at once. Usually, all the photos I take undergo a rigorous selection process, with twenty or even fewer final images. Each image is perfected by hand in Capture One and Photoshop. However, there are times when I, too, need to fix images en masse. For example, if you shoot on location with constantly changing weather conditions. Even at the selection stage, it is very useful to have a consistent look to the images to see the final product more or less. I used to discard way too many images because of improper exposure, white balance, composition, and so on.

This problem is quite common among photographers who shoot in difficult conditions. I am looking at you, event boys and girls. Remembering the days when I shot events, I would resort to hitting the auto-edit button in Lightroom, looking at what the software did, and re-editing the good images. Somehow, the auto-edit function has made the images worse at times when it should have made them better. Fortunately, these days, you do not need to overcomplicate your editing process, as you can easily fix your bad images with Aftershoot.

What Is Aftershoot? 

Aftershoot is best known for speeding up photographers' post-processing workflows, in particular it helps tremendously with culling and editing images. After just playing around and testing Aftershoot, I enjoyed the speed and efficiency with which it is able to select images for me and batch edit them. The presets in Aftershoot are able to be tailored to your specific editing style, which makes it a really good solution for editing a lot of images at once. 

Aftershoot loves your bad images as much as you hate them. With their much upgraded AI models for editing, they can fix your bad images automatically, saving you time and money. By eliminating the bulk and manual work from editing images, Aftershoot allows you to focus on what is important. The Edits 2.0 launch has brought a plethora of new updates to the software. Now, you can use all-new AI tools such as Advanced Cropping, Straightening, AI masking, more Creator Styles, and lots more.

White Balance and Exposure Fixed Easy

The real game changers are, however, the much-upgraded White Balance and Exposure AI models – which help fix imperfect photos. This means that you are able to fix a lot of the images that are bad, but also, when shooting, not focus on getting the light perfectly right. After all, as photographers, we should focus mostly on getting the moment. So what if it’s a little overexposed? If you are shooting raw or even jpeg, and using Aftershoot, you can fix your images very easily should you need to. I particularly like this benefit as there are too many moments that I have missed because of focusing on the camera settings too much. The reality is that you are able to do a lot in post-production. I wouldn’t worry too much about getting the perfect shot right in camera if you can then go to Aftershoot and fix every image quickly.

Image: Illya Ovchar

Where Does Aftershoot Fit In Your Workflow? 

Now, I see Aftershoot as a viable solution to fixing my location work quickly, as studio work is shot in a mostly controlled environment. As such, I can shoot away at roughly the right exposure, afterward being able to fix the rest in post-production automatically. Another great thing about Aftershoot is that it can be integrated into your current workflow. It is compatible with software such as Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, and many more. It also works for both Windows and Mac, and even works offline!

The photographer community has embraced Aftershoot and is using it quite extensively. Photographers from across the world are using Aftershoot for their work. It’s not only for people shooting events or weddings; Aftershoot is also popular among sports, boudoir, and portrait photographers, so there really is something for everyone. 

Another thing worth mentioning is SOOAS, Straight Out Of Aftershoot. It is a community of photographers who use Aftershoot to share images which they edited in Aftershoot. To show how well Aftershoot works, the images on SOOAS are predominantly edited in Aftershoot only, with very few touchups in other software.

Closing Thoughts

Aftershoot is a software that many trust already, and many more find useful in their workflows. With the much-welcomed release of Edits 2.0, you are now able to focus more on shooting and less so on editing. Fixing white balance and exposure for hundreds of photos just with a simple click of a button is now faster than ever. The problem of discarding old images is gone, as you are now able to select way more winning shots, even if they were captured with the wrong settings.

If Aftershoot sounds interesting, you can enjoy the 30-day free trial to test it out.

Images Courtesy of Marty Marn

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Illya aims to tell stories with clothes and light. Illya's work can be seen in magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, and InStyle.

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