The built-in Cascade editor works well for basic adjustments, but here are a couple reasons why we recommend using an external editor to touch up your images before loading them into Cascade.
1) Resizing and adjusting an image before uploading it saves a tremendous amount of space in the Cascade database, particularly if the image is straight off your camera. Remember, when you edit an image in Cascade, the original version is stored in the database along with the updated one.
2) Most external editors offer more features and effects than the built-in Cascade editor and can produce higher quality results when scaling.
Identifying and becoming comfortable with an image editor is an important part of managing your website. We started a list of free and low cost options in the Cascade Help pages. If you have a favorite image editor that is not included we’d love to hear about it!