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Let’s compare Private editors to AI – Part 1 of 3

In part 3 of this series, I will give you a side-by-side breakdown of AI versus Human editing. But before we do that, let’s consider the advantages and disadvantages, strengths and weaknesses of each editing option, in depth.

Fist up, Human Editors. Let’s spend today talking about their advantages. And tomorrow we will take an in depth look at AI editors and look at its strengths.

Advantages of a Human Editor


The human eye and brain possess several advantages over Al when it comes to editing photos, particularly in terms of perception, creativity, and emotional understanding. Here are some ways in which the human eye excels in comparison to Al.


Human editors can bring subjective artistic judgment and creativity to the editing process, making nuanced decisions that reflect the individual style and vision of their client.


Skilled human editors can perform intricate and detailed adjustments that may require a level of precision that Al algorithms currently struggle to achieve.


Human editors bring contextual understanding and emotional intelligence to their work. They can interpret the story behind a photograph, understand the emotions captured in the image, and apply their creative intuition to enhance the visual narrative. This ability to empathize and connect with the subject matter is a distinctly human trait that Al currently lacks.


Human editors can make nuanced, context specific decisions based on their understanding of aesthetics, composition, and visual storytelling. They can weigh various factors and make judgment calls based on their experience, intuition, and understanding of the broader creative context.


Human editors can emotionally connect with the images they are editing, allowing them to make decisions that go beyond technical considerations. This emotional connection can result in edits that resonate with viewers on a deeper, more personal level, that immediately catches the eye and touches the heart.


Human editors can apply subjective and artistic interpretations to their editing process, tailoring their approach to suit the unique characteristics of each image. This creative flexibility allows for the expression of individual style and artistic vision, resulting in a diverse range of editing outcomes.


Human editors can easily adapt to unconventional or unexpected editing requests that may not fit within the capabilities of Al algorithms.

In Part 2 of this 3 part series, we will look at the advantages AI Editing Software has over a human editor. So be sure to come back tomorrow for that. You’re not going to want to miss it!

Below are links to all 3 parts of this series for your convenience:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

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If you have editing questions, never hesitate to reach out. I am always here to help. DM me on Instagram @alisamccormick and let’s chat! I am an open book and love to help others grow on their editing journeys.

Until next time, Happy Editing! 

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