I have been educating many photography students and hobbyists alike on the importance of building one’s digital workflow, from input to processing to output. From hardware to software, there is always a need to keep up-to-date regularly with the changing technology landscape and to harness the power of digital technology that can help one cultivate one’s artistic flair in photography.
The importance of good grounded technical knowledge and skills coupled with an artistic eye is always stressed in the “Input” component of the digital workflow. As to what software is preferred for the processing, it is very much dependent on the workflow of the photographer. I hardly shoot in RAW mode, and I am glad that I achieve my milestones in photography shooting in JPEG mode and with my selection of software for the image processing. The proper selection of the medium for the “Output” which can range from the various types of paper prints, to digital panel exhibition or sharing on social media, serve different purposes based on what the photographers want to achieve out from their works.