Although taking photos with a digital camera does let you see your image immediately — unlike film which you must develop — often, what a DSLR viewfinder sees isn't the same thing that was exposed to the image sensor. That's because DSLRs rely on the mirror for some of their focus, which can be problematic. The point is — you might not get a good look at exactly what your camera captured until you’re editing your shots.
With a mirrorless camera, you get what you see — the sensor sees the same exposure, allowing you to fine-tune camera adjustments right then and there. While you can still adjust in the moment with DSLR, there may be being more issues to clean up in editing, due to the exposure discrepancy between the viewfinder and the sensor.
When it comes to editing, becoming accustomed to what your DSLR does can come with a learning curve. “Preparing a raw file before retouching or color editing took some adjustment when I moved to digital,” says DSLR photographer Stephen Klise. “All the light and color reacted differently from what I learned — you get a lot of pronounced reds and that was very new for me.”
With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, there are many ways to edit and enhance your photos, and photo filters to help with your camera’s unique color correction issues.
Adjust light and color: See how to fine-tune white balance, color saturation, and make other tweaks to your photos using Lightroom’s Light panel.
Remove photo tints: You can remove a color cast on a photo, made by the lighting conditions of your shot, in a few quick steps with Lightroom.
Make colors pop: Use the Vibrance and Saturation sliders to increase color intensity in your photos.