Have you ever done all of your editing on your computer, but then see a color cast when you send them to your phone or iPad? Spent hours editing your photos, got the color just the way you wanted it, only to order prints that look drastically different? Then ordered test print after test print trying to get the colors to match better. Or spent all night color-correcting video clips, but in the morning all of that footage now looks pink.
As photographers, we love getting the shot. Typically we aren’t just taking one shot either. We are creating a series or capturing a variety of poses and expressions. For many photographers, the act of capturing images is far more exciting than sitting down to narrow and edit. Even for those who enjoy manipulating their images in photoshop, fixing redundant avoidable issues is time-sucking and annoying. And if you don’t do your own editing, it still takes extra time for your retoucher to fix.