当我们大多数人听到这句话时“photo editing”我们通常会考虑使用计算机软件编辑照片以某种方式对其进行增强。尽管通常这是后期制作的重要组成部分，“photo editing” process should always 星t with photo selection. When photo editors edit photos, what they are usually doing is selecting images that they feel will work for a particular use. Most of us end up being our own photo editors, so we should be familiar and learn how to select our best images. The 图片修改 selection process should be one of the most important parts of your post-production, but is often not given enough emphasis.
So how do I select my best images? Well I think it takes practice and some knowledge of what an audience will respond to. Of course certain images will do 更好 depending on their medium and audience which is why photo editors have the job they do –他们打了这个电话。但是，我们还有其他一般品质“better”图像而不考虑观众。
Below are some examples that explain why a particular photo was selected over others. I think this is a good exercise to do so we can 星t to be more critical of our images. Details in a photograph matter and can change the entire meaning of an image. When we 星t spending time learning how to select images we become more aware of the small details that are so important. We also 星t to get familiar with stronger compositions and the use of light. Likewise, we 星t shooting 更好 and begin to share only our strongest images.
This is a good series to show how small subtleties can make for a stronger image. The first thing I noticed when looking at these images was that I liked the ones with the girl holding her shirt the best. It seems that in these images she is more relaxed and I like her stance much 更好. I was also able to zoom in during these particular gestures which I think helps isolate the girl a little more (I think isolating the girl in this particular image works because we already know she is in a rice field). I decided on the 中间行中的右图。 The girl seems most relaxed in this particular image and you can see more of her face. Additionally, although a small detail, the rice stalks in the chosen image look 更好 to my eye. If you look closely at the other images you will notice one rice stalk shooting off into the left of the picture. To me this “out of place”稻秆增加了一点干扰，使女孩失去了注意力。
在以上系列中，我选择了 左下图. The women looking up at a customer gave this image an extra component the others were lacking. I feel being able to see her eyes helps the viewer connect 更好 with the photo, in addition to providing a deeper storytelling element (showing her engaging with a customer).
这是两张相似但相差很大的照片。这些照片是彼此相距5分钟之内拍摄的，但却讲述了完全不同的故事。根据目的，它们都可能被潜在地使用，但是，我发现 第二张照片 更具吸引力。第二张图片显示了更多的情绪，因为该名男子手持蔬菜，他的助手们站在一边。这使我想更多地了解这种情况以及他们在做什么。由于第二张图片的叙事成分，我认为它是更强大的。
摄影技工 –在将图像导入Lightroom或Aperture之前，Photo Mechanic是一种很好的工具，可以快速查看图像。它使您可以快速比较多个图像，并从序列中选择最佳图像。查看和选择高分辨率图像的速度是此软件的最佳属性之一。
土坯 光室 –Lightroom是一个很棒的全方位程序，用于组织，选择，显影和导出照片。您可以使用“库”模块，使用称为“比较视图”或“测量视图”的工具选择最佳图像。尽管这些选项对于选择最佳图像很有用，但我经常只是使用“缩略图视图”并从中进行选择。在处理大量图片时，Lightroom有时可能会变慢，因此建议您在初始选择过程中使用Photo Mechanic或Bridge。
土坯 Bridge – Bridge is a another great way to view images, especially if you plan to edit your photos directly in 的Photoshop 要么 prefer to use Camera Raw for your raw conversions. I also find Bridge to be much faster than 光室 providing a 更好 way to view images when all I need to do is make selections 要么 look at metadata.