Goodbye film, processing, and printing. Digital cameras and photos destroyed most of that industry. Special effects, filters, and photo enhancements are no longer the domain of a geeky photographer in a dark room. Anyone can point and click and every digital photographer can use CameraBag.
It’s All About That Click
Customizing photos on a Mac can be handled one of many ways, starting with Photoshop at the high end of the product spectrum. Few Mac apps can match Photoshop for what it can do to a photo.
Then again, you’ll pay for Photoshop by the month– forever– and the learning curve is as steep as Dolly Parton.
In between iPhoto and Photoshop are apps like CameraBag, a collection of photo enhancement utilities– filters and effects– that can do with point and click much of what the average photographer needs.
For example, CameraBag has color filters and correctors. Tone curves for shadows, midtones, and highlight are mere clicks. Each filter can be precisely adjusted, then stacked with others to create a near infinite list of effects.
Even better, and entire folder of photos can be enhanced with specific filter settings, but presets make it easy– just select the filter you want with a click.
Photo enhancements are non-destructive, too, so you won’t lose the original photo.
Granular controls for each filter are easy to adjust and apply, and each one can be stacked, reordered, layered and nested to create entirely unique effects– point and click.
That means almost any Mac photographer can enhance photos to a professional level with little more than good composition and a tasteful eye.
New filters can be built from the presets or from your own trial-and-error experience. Color depth comes in a 32-bits, and CameraBag supports RAW. There’s also an option to drop in a watermark in batch mode to ensure your photos are easily identified.
CameraBag isn’t the least expensive photo enhancement app, but it’s one of the best, even considering the price. Plus, there’s a try-before-you-buy option.