Another pitfall to this unorganized workflow was some apps reduce the resolution of your image and I decided that this was unacceptable.
So last week I began working only in Snapseed. This app, made by Nik Software, keeps the original resolution intact. (There is also a desktop version of this program, but I am only using it in my phone.)
One huge advantage to working this way is I am getting very familiar with everything this app has to offer. This includes the "Selective Adjustment" function. With this, you can zero in on one area and adjust the brightness, contrast and/or saturation of just that section of the image.
This past week, as I watched the San Francisco Giants claw their way to the World Series, I sat and reworked many images from earlier this year as well as some newer ones. Here are a few of them:
|©2012 Dianne Poinski - "Bogle Vineyards"|
|©2012 Dianne Poinski - "Capitol"|
|©2012 Dianne Poinski "Along the Levy"|
|©2012 Dianne Poinski "Sutro Baths"|
|©2012 Dianne Poinski "Spring Tree"|
There really is something to "less is more". In this case, using only one app instead of five felt very liberating. Having fewer decisions to make seems to fuel creativity in some strange way.
I am still settling into a workflow, but once I have a rhythm to how I am using this program I will share the steps I take to get the effects I want.
In the meantime, I will once again be on my couch cheering on my favorite team. Go Giants!!!!