“Digital Workflow” is the process by which photographs are taken, downloaded, identified, edited, delivered, printed, backed up, and stored. This can consist of any number of software programs such as the computer operating systems connectivity functions, the software shipped with the camera from the manufacture such as Canon’s “Digital Photo Professional” to “Digital Darkrooms” like “Aperture” (Apple), Photoshop (Adobe), GIMP (open source) or “Lightroom” (Adobe). There are many other less common programs that perform both general photo editing and very specific editing tasks such as sharpening, adding filters, or enlargement. Digital workflows allow photographers to shoot in RAW, and process their pictures exactly as needed.
Source: Wiki – OER