My favorite apps & software for editing


Lighroom Classic

Lightroom Classic is, as the name implies, the “classic” desktop editing program and the one most photographers, myself included, use to edit their photographs. Lightroom requires a monthly subscription.



Photoshop is advanced photo editing software. I use it for touching up photos (healing), and for creating Cinemagraphs and social media templates. It requires a monthly subscription. Free alternative is Photopea 


Lightroom for Mobile

My go to app when using my phone! Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a free, powerful photo editor and camera app that allows you to capture and edit your images. iOs, Android


Lens Distortion

This app is fun to use! It’s a layer-based photo editor for creating cinematic imagery. I use it to add, or strengthen the sun light in my photos. It’s free, and more advanced with a subscription.


Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark for web and mobile makes it easy to create social graphics, web pages, and short videos. It’s available as a standalone subscription or as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud plan.



Snapseed is a photo-editing app for iOS and Android. I like the simplicity of this one. Before I started with Lightroom, I used this daily! It was easy for me to lighten areas of my photos & add filters.

The Bite Shot

Here's a playlist created by Joanie Simon, of The Bite Shot. When I discovered the incredible channel, The Bite Shot I already was creating my own Lightroom Presets. However, editing for Food Photography was for me different. I've learned so much watching the videos from Joanie! The last video on the list is a personal favorite. I use this technique for shooting here at home and it is so much fun!

Dark Food Photography - SHOOTING and EDITING

Using Presets with Food Photography

Capture One

Some more videos that I've found helpful.

Bea Lubas - Editing image from HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH FOOD book

DARK and MOODY - Anja Burgar

Lauren Caris Short

Lauren (aka That's Sage) has videos that range from composition, capturing motion and much more. Below I've gathered her editing in Lightroom videos for you to dig into!

Give Your Food Images a Moody Look with Photoshop

This video is from Photoshop Pro. The photo used in the example is from Unsplash user Brooke Lark, and is free to use. If you'd like to download the photo, and try the edit yourself you can find it using the link below.

Murielle Banackissa

Murielle shows you how she edits her photos here below.

My You Tube Playlists

Videos are added more frequently to my You Tube playlists then to my website. You can find my playlists for both Lightroom & Photoshop below. My channel also features many more food photography related playlists.