In search of reputable and affordable services for outsourcing photo editing for professionals? If you don’t want to refer to low-quality services that pay for fake reviews, save yourself much time and read this review.
We determined that FixThePhoto and WeEdit.Photos are the best services for portrait enhancement, while WeddingRetouching is the best wedding photo enhancement service. We also found out that you shouldn’t expect high-quality outputs from services like Image Retouching Lab, RetouchGem, and Genius Retouch. Keep on reading to find out why.
FixThePhoto is the most popular outsourcing photo editing service for
professionals. They have teamed up with photographers from more than 86 countries and edited 3000K photos for the past 15 years.
Services: They specialize in different types of photography, including portrait, glamour, nude, wedding, newborn, and real estate, and perform picture restoration as well.
Portfolio: They have an amazing portfolio that you can easily check out. The images are divided into different categories for your convenience.
Pricing: A regular fee for a picture is $2-25. FixThePhoto has the most reasonable prices compared to other companies. They provide packages for photographers with all skill levels. For portrait retouching, you have to pay just $5 per image.
Turnaround: This service performs image editing very fast. We got our photo the next day.
Final Result: Their editors performed excellent color correction and retouching. They removed the creases on the neck, his scar, fixed the bald patches on his neck, and lifted the shadows. The changes are drastic, but at the same time natural.
Summing Up: This is the best company! Using their photo editing services, you will achieve stunning photos and make your turnaround faster twice.
WeEdit.Photos has been providing a wide variety of outsourcing photo editing services for individual photographers and advertising companies since 2003.
Services: Their website offers 12 image editing services.
Portfolio: They have a nice portfolio with top-quality pictures divided into different categories.
Pricing: The service charges $2-10 per image, which makes the company quite cost-effective. Their pricing plans are simple and understandable. There are also 2 wedding packages: “Wedding Light” for $99 and “Wedding Pro” for $159.
Turnaround: They work very fast and sent us edited pictures within 36 hours.
Final Result: The editors have greatly improved our photo and delivered a great male business portrait. It turned from plain and uninteresting to colorful and attractive. The retouch is natural. The scar and creases on the neck have been removed made the skin smooth, eliminated imperfections. They fully satisfied our demands and carried out top-quality work.
Summing Up: This company performs great image editing and creates magazine-worthy pictures. Definitely recommend.
We were very satisfied with Wedding-Retouching outsource photography editing services. They are famous for their flawless wedding retouching and have been in the industry for over 7 years.
Services: Except for wedding retouching, their services include color correction, portrait editing, body retouching, background removal, B&W and family picture editing, photomontage, and images post-processing.
Portfolio: There is a qualitative portfolio, which you can access in the “Gallery” tab.
Pricing: You have to pay $0.2-10 per image. Wedding retouching is not expensive, so everybody can afford it. Color correction costs only $0.2 per image, basic editing -$2, professional editing – $5, and advanced – $10. They also provide wedding packages for $99-159 per wedding session.
Turnaround: Our order was ready in time – within 48 hours.
Final Result: Their retouchers are true professionals. They enhanced the image but kept it natural. They corrected the skin without blurring its structure, removed the scar, creases and also managed to slightly smooth out the wrinkles on the forehead. The retouchers smoothed out hair contour and removed protruding hair. More than that, they also added eyebrow thickness.
Summing Up: This is a great service with skillful retouchers. Amazing detailing, good pricing, and fast turnaround.
4. Image Retouching Lab
Image Retouching Lab has been providing outsourcing photo editing services for 8 years. We expected a lot from the company but were a bit disappointed.
Services: This company offers 12 types of photo editing services including picture retouching, clipping path, image masking, and photo mannequin.
Pricing: They take $0.49-6.99 per image. You can order basic retouching for $1.99, glamour editing for $6.99, and color correction for $0.49.
Turnaround: The turnaround is around 4 days, which is quite long for a professional service.
Final Result: Their level of image editing is good for beginners but not for professionals. They only removed minor flaws, but left neck creases and a scar under the eyebrow. Besides, the skin has an excessive oily shine. Looking at the edited photo, we can confidently say that we wouldn’t pay again for a picture of such quality.
Summing Up: They offer medium-quality photo editing, we can’t call it professional.
5. Genius Retouch
Genius Retouch is an outsource photo editing service that has been in the business for 5 years and performs beauty, editorial, fashion, and portrait retouching. However, having received the edited image, we didn’t see the results of their hard work.
Services: They offer basic, high-end, manipulation, and light retouching.
Portfolio: There is a large portfolio but judging by our result, we doubt the samples are real.
Pricing: The price is $4-11 per image, depending on the complexity of photo retouching.
Turnaround: They told us we would get results in 1-2 business days, but, in fact, sent the edited photo in a week. Unprofessional.
Final Result: The final photo looks as if it was done by beginners. There’s too much editing. The color correction is super weird. The skin looks slightly blurry, and the retouchers also didn’t remove the neck creases. Worst of all, are strange tints: his hair has a purple tint, eyebrows and shadows – a green tint, and his eyes – a blue tint.
Summing Up: We are disappointed with their work, it’s not professional at all.
RetouchGem claims to be a professional outsource photography editing company but based on our experience, we can’t confirm it.
Services: They offer portrait, headshot, high-end and commercial retouching, as well as photomontage and manipulation.
Portfolio: They have absolutely no collection of examples, and the results of their work don’t look very impressive.
Pricing: They charge $70 an hour but estimate the price of each project separately. We paid $30 for really truly bad image editing.
Turnaround: The company says it takes them 7-20 minutes to edit a standard studio headshot, and the average turnaround time is 2 – 4 business days for 50 – 200 portraits. However, we received one photo in 1.5 weeks, which is way too long for professionals.
Final Result: The color correction is poor, and the retouch is horrifying. The skin is completely blurry with no details.
They tried to remove the neck crease but failed and now it looks weird. The eyes are dull, with no definition. The “After” image looks worse than the “Before”.
Summing Up: This is definitely not a service for professionals. Don’t trust them and don’t waste your money on them.