Since flying my first quadcopter, a Mavic Pro, I've evolved the sequence of events that between landing and having photos to share. It's the most efficient it's been, but it still leaves a lot to be desired.
- Connect external volume (a SanDisk 2TB Extreme Pro) and microSD from the aircraft to the computer.
- Run my media moving script to put the files I want in the place I want.
- Open the DNG files in Adobe Camera RAW (Photoshop).
- Merge the photos.
- Edit the photos in Lightroom. (I know, I could merge in Lightroom, but then it wants to upload the source media to Adobe's cloud, and whilst that's where I want the final images, I have no desire to upload or store the source media there.)
- Export to a folder locally.
- Run this:
magick convert -crop "1:1" DJI*.jpg ./cropped/fileOut$02d.jpg(which produces crops of each of the images, so a 2x1 image becomes 2 x 1x1 images, perfect for uploading to Instagram to get user interaction via swiping to see more).
- Airdrop the uncropped image to my iPhone, and add a frame in VOUN.
- Airdrop the framed photo back to my laptop.
- Post with hashtags.