The Best Software for Wildlife Photographers
The software you use to process your images can mean the difference between good and extraordinary photographs. Its taken me years to develop my digital workflow into a process that is just right for me. Below you will find my favorite software programs.
Lynda.com is a great way to develop skills with any software at your own pace from the comfort of your own home ($25/month gets you access to video tutorials for 100’s of software programs). I have used Lynda.com myself to learn more about Photoshop, Bridge, Final Cut Pro, Aperture, Lightroom, Indesign, iMovie, and more.
Intensify Pro lets discerning photographers of all skill levels create powerful photographic images with unprecedented drama and detail. Precise control of contrast, structure, detail and sharpening across different tonal ranges delivers high quality results every time.
Noiseware is a high-performance noise suppression software tool designed to decrease or eliminate noise from digital photo or scanned images. Available as Photoshop Plugin, Lightroom Plugin, or stand alone software.
The industry leading HDR software. Create stunning HDR’s in seconds with many preset click and go options. Watch this short video tutorial to see what this amazing software does. Available for both Mac and Windows.
Every time I visit an art show or gallery it is the giant enlargements that captivate me and these are the images that are selling. Use this software to enlarge your images before you print to create a wow factor. This software can now be used as a standalone application, or directly with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Apple Aperture.
I store all of my images and video on Western Digital external hard drives. Each hard drive needs at least one back up. This software allows me to plug two or more external drives into my computer and sync them to mirror each other including one way backups. I back up each of my drives a couple of times a month. It is important to store your backups at a safety deposit box, in your car, or at a friend or family members home. This will protect your images from theft and environmental hazards as well as crashes. Available for Mac or Windows.
Nik Software Collection by Google
This is a must have software collection for any wildlife photographer. Nik offers everything from extraordinary HDR merging, a great sharpening tool, selective noise reduction, to numerous filters to give your image pop. Use a 7 day free trial at Lynda.com to learn this incredible software.