“Don’t look, I have to edit my photo first!” 68% of people tweak photos before sharing.


posted Friday, October 30, 2015 at 4:04 PM EDT


According to a recent survey by Photoion Photography School, 68% of adults said that they edit their photos before sharing them. And it seems that more people are not only editing their photos before sharing them, but also turning to apps on their mobile devices rather than editing their photos on full-fledged editing software on a computer, as 58% of survey respondents claimed to exclusively use mobile apps for image editing.

Not only that, but nearly 90% of Photoion Photography School's respondents who edit their images use built-in filters. The survey also revealed that only 10% of adults felt themselves capable of doing more than cropping an image in more traditional photo editing software.

Do you find yourself editing all of your images before sharing them? Do you think that the proliferation of simplistic photo editing apps is a good thing or a bad thing? Are people relying too heavily on editing software and paying less attention to the quality of the photo at the time of capture? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

(ePHOTOzine via fstoppers)

(Image courtesy of See-ming Lee 李思明 SML / Flickr; used under a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license.)