I take photos to please myself-- to capture the beauty of what I see around me. I wish I could just go out, snap a picture, and have it look exactly like what I saw. That is my dream world, of course, and I know it doesn't work like that and one has to put a bit of effort into a good photograph. However, post processing drives me up a wall. I am striving to get my photography to a point where minimal PP is necessary, but I'm not at that point yet, and it will be a long time until I am. Even when I'm at that point, I know that PP will still be necessary. Everyone on here tells you to shoot in RAW. I've only tinkered with RAW a little bit, but I know that it takes a lot of PP. I have hundreds of great photographs that I haven't touched, that are just sitting on my hard drive collecting dust, all because they need PP work and I just plain old don't wanna mess with it. It doesn't help that my computer is borked and overheats if you so much as look at it wrong, whereupon it decides it doesn't wanna play anymore and shuts itself down, losing any work that you've done so far. But really, even if my computer was working okay, I'd probably still whine about spending my precious time in front of the computer messing around in Photoshop. I know that PP is just a part of the work for the pros, but for the rest of you who take pictures for your own enjoyment-- Doesn't it bother you to spend so much time after you've taken a picture to make it worth showing to others? Do you ever just want to walk away from it and let those pictures collect dust? How much time do you actually spend on PP? How do you make it easier on yourselves? For those of you who always shoot in RAW, don't you ever wish you had a photograph that you could just take directly from the camera and print or email to your granny or post on a forum, and not have to worry about PP?