10 Useful Tools For Editing Your Drone Photos On A Computer

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In the world of aerial drone photography, the possibilities for creating an amazing image really starts to takeoff after begin editing it.

And since editing photos is such an important part of my workflow since it is how I can tweak an image to my unique vision, I thought it would be helpful to do a big overview of 10 photo-editing applications to help you realize your full potential when it comes to photography.

Now there is a lot written about the first two popular options on the list, but the others, depending on your budget, can be great alternatives as well.

All the options offer a free trial and at the very end of this article I even link to a few basic free options to help you get your feet wet if you aren’t yet able to spend any money.

Except where noted, each program has the most important editing tools you’ll need such as brightness/darkness, contrast, saturation, sharpening, cropping, and re-sizing and they offer non-destructive editing which means any edits made won’t overwrite the original file.

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Please Help! :) 2017 Community Survey

Hey #fromwhereidrone community! We are now 100,000+ strong and I would love to get to know you a bit better. Could you please give me a quick :60 seconds of your time to answer a few questions for me in my 2017 community survey?

It would help me a lot in figuring out what would be most helpful/desirable to you this year. I would be super grateful! Thanks so much! – Dirk

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The Top 25 Drone Videos of 2016

Below is a compilation of the most beautiful, dynamic and engaging drone videos of 2016 from the community.

I’ve compiled this list based on several engagement and community factors for videos that were posted to the @fromwhereidrone social channels, like how much a photo has been liked, commented on, and shared by others on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I did this using the stat information websites Iconosquare, Socialbakers and Gabstats.

Thanks to these amazing drone pilots and the thousands of others on Instagram that use the #fromwhereidrone hashtag everyday who inspire us all to new heights!

Quick note, I specifically linked to the drone pilot’s Instagram photo so that you can easily follow them or just quickly click over to their profile page to view more of their work. So please take advantage of that and show them some love! :)

I can’t wait to see what you all create in 2017! #fromwhereidrone

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The Best 50 Drone Photos of 2016

What a year 2016 has been for epic drone photography!

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Last year there were over 12,000 photos tagged with #fromwhereidrone and I am happy to share that this year on Instagram there are now almost 90,000!

So below is a compilation of the top 50 most beautiful, dynamic, creative and engaging drone photos of 2016 from the #fromwhereidrone community.

I’ve compiled this list based on several engagement and community factors for photos that were posted to the @fromwhereidrone social channels, like how much a photo has been liked, commented on, and shared by others on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I did this using the stat information websites Iconosquare, Socialbakers and Gabstats.

Thanks to these amazing drone photographers and the thousands of others on Instagram that use the #fromwhereidrone hashtag everyday to share their drone work and inspire us all to new heights!

Quick note, I specifically linked to the drone pilot’s Instagram photo so that you can easily follow them or just quickly click over to their profile page to view more of their work. So please take advantage of that and show them some love! :)

I can’t wait to see what you all create in 2017! #fromwhereidrone
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Just Get A New Drone? Here Is Everything You Should Know

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Did you just get a new drone?! If so congrats!

I would like to take a quick moment to be one of the first people to welcome you to the #fromwhereidrone family!

…now if you’re anything like I was when I first started in this hobby then you probably have a bunch of questions.

Chances are you’re probably wondering how do you fly a drone, what do all the drone terms mean, what are the drone rules, what apps should you get, do you have to register your drone, where can you go for help and what are some recommended resources.

Or maybe you’re wondering how the DJI Go app works or who some industry leaders are that you should follow  or you may just want to view some amazing aerial inspiration.

Well if that sounds anything like you then you are in the right place!

I have designed this post with you in mind since I know I would have appreciated a resource just like this when I first got started.

So take a look below and if there is anything I missed or if you still have a question then feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me via my contact page.

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