Should you add visual punch to your shots in-camera, or use image software later?
Most photography purists would argue that you’re better off shooting a ‘Raw’ image – ie one that’s uncompressed and hasn’t had a lot of processing forced on it by the camera – and then tweaking your shot in editing software later. However, there’s long been a trend of manufacturers offering digital effects within the device itself, which can be applied either before or after the shot is taken. Generally speaking, the best results are achieved by using software like Adobe Photoshop, where you can take your time exploring the vast array of effects and tools. However, in-camera filters are good for those in a rush, or who don’t take their photography too seriously.