This just in off the internet: https://fstoppers.com/gear/what-pro...-files-better-lightroom-or-capture-one-591747
OMG yes! I am right there with ya!I love shooting photos but I really dislike editing them afterward! Unfortunately when one shoots only in RAW, as I do, editing is a necessary evil. I prefer RAW, though, as I do have more control over the finished product than when shooting in JPG.
OH I so much agree. I shot in black and white and did my own darkroom work. It has taken me a while to go to digital. I miss the darkroom but it is just not feasible any longer. Sad - but - onward and upward!Of course ideally it is best to get things absolutely right in the camera at the time of shooting, but even at that one has to do some editing when having shot in RAW. I have difficulty in getting beyond the basics of editing, and become impatient with the whole process. I have no desire to become super-skilled at all the ins-and-outs of serious retouching and image manipulation. At some point, IMHO some people's images become more about how skillful they are at retouching than in merely making routine adjustments to what they actually shot. Then the result often becomes more "digital art" than actual photography.
Fortunately for me, I am not a professional trying to earn a living at this, and I do not do much shooting of people. Mostly animals and flowers here. If I shoot something and dislike the results, I'll discard it. If I am able to make appropriate adjustments and corrections in editing without going to extremes I'll do that, but if I see that I'm running into trouble and that the situation is becoming too complex for me, I'll simply discard that image as well.
Digital photography these days requires two very different types of skill sets, and some people may be blessed with the ability to acquire and use both, while others may not.
I miss the days when I shot rolls of film and took them to the lab and the lab handed me contact sheets a day or two later and I indicated what I wanted done and they did the prints to my specifications and that was that. Freed me up to concentrate on shooting interesting images....