So you’ve had a great day shooting and captured hundreds of photos. But your work isn’t dones yet. In this digital age, there is so much more that you can do with your clicks than merely developing them.

If you’re a serious photographer, you already are well-versed with the two popular editors—Photoshop and Lightroom. However, there are plethora of other lesser known apps (other than editors) that will prove to be quite exciting for you. Here are a few of them…

Pixieset

Price: Free/ paid subscription for extra features and storage

Pixieset is an amazing tool for photographers to create comprehensively customized client galleries that can be accessed by your clients even on their mobiles. It enables you to send your work to your clients digitally for downloading.

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PROS

  • Very easy to use and works well on both mobile and desktop/laptop.
  • Digital sharing and delivery.
  • Provides the option of file sizes (web, high, and full resolution) to download.
  • Complete security; password protected galleries.
  • Features a Lightroom plugin to automatically upload a bunch to Pixieset.
  • Clients can send you their list of favorite images for customized albums. You can add this list to your Lightroom catalog to show only the client’s favorites.
  • Updates are frequent with added features.
  • Great customer support.

CONS

  • Just one — no offline editing.

JPEG MINI

Price: Free trial/ $19.99 (Mac)

If you’ve ever dithered while uploading your images, unable to decide whether to compromise on their file size or the resolution, JPEGmini is for you. It reduces the image-size by 80% without compromising on image quality.

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PROS

  • Free trial and cheaply available, considering once you acquire it, you’ll use it consistently.
  • Drag as many pictures as you want into the window and it’ll compress, displaying the amount of space saved.
  • Very fast and lossless compression.
  • Offline, lightweight app.
  • Features Lightroom plugin.

Tomorrow in part 2 of this article, we’ll look at two more great apps that can enhance your images.

Aatika, Write Wing Media