My 'basic' process (everything depends on how the actual image turns out after each step):
- crop the image (preferably 1.333 ratio)
- play around with the Levels
- see what the 'auto color balance' comes up with
- check for the 'auto saturation' feature
- sometimes I already apply a little bit of sharpening (USM) right now
- resize to 1024x768 (not always 768, depends on the noise on the original image)
- sharpen the image (USM)
So, this is just a basic workflow that doesn't work all the time, you know what I mean? It all depends on how the actual image you're working with turns out after each step. So, it's very well possible that I'll have to add the Levels one last time after the last step, e.g. when the image still appears to be too dark or has too much green, blue or red in it.
Oh yeah, I use Paint Shop Pro 7.
Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography