PP...almost 100% of the time with Faststone (free download)
Enhance color...lower brightness a bit maybe,up contrast just a bit.
Sharpness ....by 2 maybe but, no more than 4 ever.
Crop.... if needed/wanted.
Add signature/resize and border.
Pentax K200D and a Sigma 50-500mm the majority of the time,coupled with a shooting stick/mono-pod.
More often than not freehand.
Sunup til about noon depending on the critters of course,then about 2hrs before sundown.
The morning produces best for me.
The majority of my shooting is in Jpeg for speed and space consumption.
IF I am in a spot or situation I think I can/should switch to RAW I will.
I use my Pentax program for them and might adjust them first but mostly for posting on the net will simply extract a Jpeg and adjust that with Faststone and post then dump it and keep the out of the cam RAW and migrate it to the external hard drive.
I usually save a few up first and then view them again before transfer and dump a few more first.
I have Elements and have been playing with it but I find it frustrating and wayyy too complicated for me.
Too much fiddle
Some day....when I can no longer get out as much as I like anymore and I find myself with enough time to sit and pick at them I might take a course on photoshop or something.
Heres a small sample of my technical/computer abilities for you....
You mean it isn't calibrated when you buy it?
Calibrated to what/why?
Ok maybe thats a whole differant thread
Pentax 18-55mm,Pentax 50-200mm,Sigma 17-70mm,Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma 50-500mm