Many people dismiss plug-ins and add-on modules in image editing. For a long time, I was one of those people who preferred editing pictures in the conventional way with Photoshop.
But what is Photoshop, after all? A software program that enables various image editing possibilities.
If you take, for example, Nik Software plug-ins or others, you will quickly realize that the scope of these plug-ins is already practically comparable to that of an entire image editing program.
Plug-ins allow you to create various effects and special looks with just a few clicks, and they enable you to combine these effects easily.
Personally, I would not want to do without plug-ins in my workflow; I even have certain favorites that I use to give my pictures that finishing touch.