Pamela Topping created a set of great (not too harsh) actions for Photoshop to use for your photographs. FREE actions.
Weather you want just a boost of curves (that give more contrast-y look) or adding a little of red color for pop-ping effect (did I type too many “P” there? :)).
Nothing over the top (the way I personally like ;)). Just some sleek adjustments for your images and workflow that will save you time.
p.s. Pamela also has some nice actions for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements available to purchase (Click here to access a list)