When the Dodgers last won the World Series I had a B&W darkroom in LA. Spent way too much time, but it was a lot of fun. Of course at the same time shooting Kodachrome and that was all done in camera, but bracketing was allowed so you didn't always have to nail exposure with one shot. Both ways gave the results desired. In digital I often have too many images. Like Derrel, I will cull and copy-paste settings. - I rate 1 star the images to consider editing. - Batch edit each group that is similar processing. - A quick fine tune for each image with things you don't do in a batch like some dodging and burning. - Rate 2 star the images I really like - Additional editing on the 2 star - if it is going with a look different from the rest a virtual copy is made. - If it is sent to Photoshop then a virtual copy is also made. I consider the use of the images and what that value is to me, that gives me an idea of how much time to spend on post processing. If its paid work then that time was already factored in before picking up the camera.