For event photographers, the post-shooting process can sometimes feel like a daunting task, especially when dealing with a large number of photos. Enter batch photo editing, a time-saving approach that allows you to edit multiple photos from an event simultaneously. In this guide, we'll take you through the steps of efficiently batch editing event photos to ensure that your work is preserved without the hassle, and we’ll introduce you to the benefits of using Snapify to streamline your workflow even further.
Step 1: Choose Your Editing Software
Select a photo editing software that offers batch editing capabilities, such as Adobe Lightroom, and import your organized photos into the chosen software.
If you want to cut even more time during the editing process and get the final images to your clients faster, Snapify will automatically edit your photos for you in real-time, using a powerful algorithm to achieve the best results. So if you’re using a classic editor, head to step 2… but if you’ve chosen Snapify, skip straight to step 4!
Step 2: Develop an Editing Preset
If you’re using traditional editing software, creating a preset is a crucial step. Start by editing a single photo to achieve your desired look, adjusting exposure, color balance, contrast, and any other necessary settings. Once satisfied with your edit, save it as a preset. This preset will serve as the foundation for the edits applied to all the photos in your batch.
Step 3: Apply the Preset to Your Batch
With your preset ready, it's time to apply it to your entire batch from the event. Most editing software allows you to select all the photos in a folder and apply the preset simultaneously. This will automatically adjust each photo according to the settings you established in your preset.
Step 4: Fine-Tune Individual Photos
While batch editing provides a consistent baseline, not all photos are the same. Some may require slight adjustments to achieve a look that you’re happy with. Review your batched photos and identify any that need additional tweaks, such as fine-tuning exposure, cropping, or any other specific adjustments.
Step 5: Quality Check
After fine-tuning, it's time for a final quality check. Go through your batched and adjusted photos to ensure that the edits are consistent and aligned with the event's mood and theme.
Step 6: Export and Save
Once you're satisfied with the batch editing results, it's time to export the final images! Choose an appropriate file format (JPEG for web sharing, TIFF for printing) and a suitable resolution. Name your files systematically to make it easier for you to locate them later.
Step 7: Backup Your Work
Losing a day’s worth of irreplaceable work is an event photographer’s worst nightmare, so after completing the batch editing process, don’t forget to back up your edited photos! Store them on an external hard drive or upload to the cloud to prevent data loss and ensure easy access whenever needed.
If you’d like to head home for the day with complete peace of mind, knowing your images are safe from the moment they’re taken, Snapify can do this for you with just a click. Our system will automatically back up your photos to the cloud as you take them, meaning that even if something were to happen to your equipment during the event, your work is already protected. Saving to the cloud also means that your photos will be accessible from anywhere with an internet connection and keeps them safe from unexpected hardware loss or malfunction.
By streamlining your editing process, you can focus more on creativity, delivering exceptional results, and searching for your next client. Get started with a free trial of Snapify and see just how much time you could save!