Five Major Upgrades That Make All the Difference in Aftershoot Edits 2.0

Promotional image for Aftershoot's Edits 2.0, featuring a central text that reads "Edits 2.0 IS HERE" with the Aftershoot logo above. Surrounding the text are various small photos of couples in wedding attire and scenic outdoor landscapes.

Artificial intelligence-based photo culling and editing app Aftershoot gives photographers a major upgrade with the release of Aftershoot Edits 2.0.

Full disclosure: This sponsored article is brought to you by Aftershoot.

This update promises edits that hit the mark each time with improvements to the underlying AI technology. Aftershoot Edits 2.0 has upgraded AI models for white balance and exposure along with new AI tools, like AI masking, advanced cropping, and improved straightening. The tools make editing with Aftershoot feel like magic, stripping the tedious work for professional photographers. Plus, Aftershoot Edits 2.0 brings support for direct exports with Adobe Lightroom Cloud, Bridge, Camera RAW, and Photoshop.

Aftershoot 2.0 feels like a culling and editing program truly made for professional photographers, with a deep understanding of the post-processing workflow — and how to improve upon it.

The Perfect Lighting Every Time

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In line with the emphasis on consistency in Aftershoot Edits 2.0, the app makes it easier to ensure that images not only get the lighting looking good but also make each photo’s lighting match. To this end, Aftershoot Edits 2.0 offers improved AI models for both white balance and exposure. The white balance AI upgrade can bring uniformity to a batch of photos, which is perfect for outdoor shoots when cloud cover varies or the sun starts setting.

“Get consistent edits even when your lighting conditions vary drastically during your photo session. The upgraded AI delivers more accurate edits that reflect your unique style,” a release from Aftershoot Edits explains.

From there, the improved exposure model can make sure everything still looks right, even after the white balance tweaks. So there’s less to worry about when it comes to blown-out highlights or spots that look too dark after editing the white balance.

Plus, the better exposure editing is incredibly helpful all around, even without color-matching a set of images.

“Our upgraded AI effortlessly handles over- and underexposed images, even those tricky backlit shots,” Aftershoot’s release reads. “Get balanced, detailed photos every time, consistently.”

AI Masking Lets Subjects Pop

A woman stands on a beach with her eyes closed, facing the sun. She is wearing a black T-shirt. The sky is clear blue, and there are hills in the background. A digital overlay labeled "AI Masking" with a blue toggle is positioned in the top left corner.

Aftershoot Edits 2.0 makes it far easier for photographers to see the vision in their heads reflected in the final product by streamlining the editing process. This version adds AI masking, which automatically identifies the subjects in an image and puts a mask over them. From there, users can choose either “Subject Masking Only,” which will mask the subject but apply edits throughout the image, or “Subject Masking with Edits,” which will mask the subject and edit the entire image while editing the subject uniquely to make it pop.

This gives users the chance to apply edits with precision without adding far more time to the editing process.

Try on a New Style

A split-screen photo showcasing the work of photographers Lilly Red and Joy Zamora. Lilly Red's image features a woman with a horse, Joy Zamora's depicts a couple embracing in nature, and Esteban Gil's shows a bride in a gown by a window.

In a similar vein, Aftershoot Edits 2.0 already lets users try “Creator Styles,” which are AI editing styles that mirror those of professional photographers, but the update adds more options from professional photographers Lilly Red and Joy Zamora. In the Marketplace, photographers can select looks mirroring those photographers, which is a great way to experiment with new styles to get the creative juices flowing or present clients with an identifiable aesthetic to try out.

In the case of Red, a description highlights exactly what users will get when applying the Creator Style: “Bold. Fun. Fashionable. Transform your photos into art with the Lilly Red profile, bringing wedding day details and emotions to life with an editorial, high-fashion look. Your photography will be more than seen – it will be felt. Colors become vibrant and robust but still maintain true tones for timeless memories. Join the artistic photography movement.”

Zamora actually has two options. First, there’s Paris, which offers a moody black and white look. Then, there’s the dreamy golden hour-bathed Journal style.

Plus, sample images offer a good idea of whether or not this is what they’re looking for, especially with the slider that shows the photo before and after the Creator Style has been applied.

Screenshot of a digital marketplace interface displaying profile images and names of creators, premium styles, trending styles, and a sidebar with options and notifications. The premium styles section highlights "The Esteban Gil Collection - Leo" and "Express Bundle.

The first 500 edits are free, and 100 percent of the fee for these styles goes to the creators themselves.

Get Picture Perfect Framing

The new AI tools of Aftershoot Edits 2.0 include improved straightening and advanced cropping. The tedious work of ensuring the horizon line is free from tilts and the jostling of perspective warping to fix the subject being off by just a step becomes a breeze with Aftershoot Edits 2.0’s AI capabilities. This can free up users’ time to worry about more impactful edits, especially where there’s an entire photoshoot of images to get through.

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In the case of Advanced Cropping, Aftershoot Edits 2.0 will bring subjects into focus and apply the right aspect ratio for whatever use case is needed. This means they’re optimized for print or social media posts with ease.

Feeling Supported

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Possibly one of the best features for pro photo editors is the additional support Aftershoot Edits 2.0 gives to third-party editing software. The app now supports direct export to Adobe Lightroom Cloud, Bridge, Camera RAW, and Photoshop. All users have to do is drag and drop to the app of their choice for fine-tuning and final edits.

Direct support means less work for busy photographers, and it shows that Aftershoot Edits 2.0 gets users’ workflows. All of these updates make the 2.0 version feel like an upgrade worthy of photographers’ editing time.

Full disclosure: This sponsored article is brought to you by Aftershoot.