It’s so easy you don’t even have to lift a finger. I know, crazy right?
I have to admit though, I was a bit skeptical at first. I take far too many photos when I travel and so have spent years trying to find the perfect tool to make editing easier. In fact, I remember back in the day – long before starting the blog when editing photos for personal facebook just seemed like far too much stress that I just used to upload the photos as they were absolutely unedited.
Anyway, after several disappointing efforts, I gave up on easy photo edits and just decided that the only way to edit hundred of photos was to do it one at a time.
(*I kid you not – they are literally hundreds of photos per trip – for example, the photos we had from that trip to Edmonton and Jasper earlier this year was 600 photos – of which I started off with almost 3,000 before whittling it down to the 600+. Peru alone is like 800+ photos).
Anyway, cut to a couple of weeks ago – I think it must have been when we were actually in Nepal (at least count, I have almost 5,000 unedited photos from that trip) when I found out about Photolemur.
Photolemur is an app which pretty much does all the heavy lifting for you through what I can only imagine is modern day magic. Like seriously, I have no idea how it works but effectively, it works a bit like AI (artificial intelligence), studying each photo before making changes specific to that photo.
You don’t even need to monitor it while it works, you just drag your photos into it and let it do its work – leaving your free to do other work, or in my case, to figure out where in the world you stashed away your caramel biscuits while trying to hide it from Lloyd rumbling tummy (sidebar – I found them at the bottom of my backpack where they had pretty much been crushed to powder – save for the caramel bits).
I can’t tell you how big a grin there was on my face after trying Photolemur for the first time. There it was, the easiest and smartest automatic photo editing app I’d ever seen. I subsequently ran over 100 photos through it and with the exception of 1 or 2 I wasn’t so keen on, everything turned out amazing! I’m sooooo sooooooooo pleased about this and rather than go on and on I figured I might as well show you properly with some photos.
It is worth noting though that the editing while it’s automatic and easy, does take a little bit of time. This isn’t time that you need to do anything at all, it’s just time that the software uses to analyse the photos before deciding how to edit it. It’s not lightening fast – and not that it needs to be anyway – but it’s certainly so many times faster than you every would be, if you tried to edit the photos manually.
ALL of the photos in this post have been edited using only Photolemur and to better show you how Photolemur works, here are 15 before and after scenarios so you can actually see what it is I’m talking about.
Obviously all this technology doesn’t come for free but at $3 a month (which is like £2 a month), it’s safe to say that this won’t break the bank! In fact when you think about it, buying something like Lightroom (one of the cheaper tools) costs like £110 – which is like 55 months on Photolemur subscription, which leaves you with so much more free time on your hand (they don’t have to be consecutive months either– you can choose to pay for just the months you need it for) is pretty much a no brainer.
Also, you have no ‘upgrade fees’ with Photolemur which you would at least 2 – 3 times in that same 55 month period with other software so again – no brainer.
Best part of all of this though is that you can take it for a test drive before you decide if you like it or not. 🙂
Download it for free here and test it for free for 7 days. Oh, and do let me know what you think once you do. 🙂