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Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews
Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews
Picking up a professional photo retouching service can be a long and boring task, but to save your time and protect you from the headache here are 10 photo retouching services reviews.

Would you agree, sometimes it happens you have already shot the material, and only after the shooting, you understand that the background you have picked up is absolutely not suitable for the model? In this case, the best way out is outsourcing photo editing to cope with all this stuff without problems. Instead of uploading all 25 photos to one service and hoping to get what I want, I decided to send the same problematic photo to 10 online photo editing services giving them the same task. Choosing the sites that will be included in the list of photo retouching services reviews, I looked through several lists of the top sites for image retouching. Now let's check if they are really the best ones.

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

I sent this photo to 10 most popular photo retouching services with the following task: "Please, replace the background with the most suitable color according to your opinion. I think, beige doesn't fit the model at all. I've chosen the wrong background for it, and now need you to change the background color to make the girl look expressive and attractive. Please, also make the skin color correction and pro retouching of her face and stray hair. Remove all flaws you will find on the photo."

Fix The Photo Review:

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Price: $5 for my photo.
Website: fixthephoto.com
The first impression: The website has a lot of useful information, including the great blog that describes up-to-date topics and gives tips for photographers and retouchers. There is a shop where they sell Photoshop actions, overlays, textures, and Lightroom presets. The company has a large number of cheap retouching services, there are detailed descriptions of each type of retouching and the actions that will be performed. The great number of high-quality retouching examples only proves the positive first impression.
The results of work: This service is worth being on the top of these photo retouching services reviews. An excellent choice of the background makes it look qualitative and professional. They made body retouching well and color correction of her skin is incredible. Moreover, they added some hair on the top.

WeEdit.Photos Review:

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Price: $5 for Pro level editing
Website: weedit.photos
The first impression: I chose WeEdit.photos specialists because read their photo retouching services reviews on LinkedIn. The website makes a positive impression, you find lots of useful information, and I mostly liked their articles about equipment. I find their presentation of before & after examples rather appealing - you just move the slide and can see all the corrections at once. Some photos even have detailed descriptions of applied changes that are underlined right on the photo. The guys are working on the system - work until the client is satisfied, it's very brave of them. I'm sure, in the photography industry, there is a large number of demanding customers who like their quite cheap retouching services.
The results of the work: The gray background is a good choice, especially made in a high quality with shadows and vignette, so the background doesn't make an impression of a dull flat wall behind the girl. They made some body shape corrections and pretty nice skin color correction. As for me, I would add some shadows on the face, but still, it looks great.

Wedding-retouching Review:

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Price:$5 per Pro retouching
Website:wedding-retouching.com
The first impression: The website offers wedding photo editing, but they take on the retouching of photos of portraits too. It has a high-quality and stylish design, colored in white and cyan colors. There is a quite good blog, but it has mostly wedding photo retouching tutorials. Photo editing price list is clear and understandable, they even have wedding packages (that is a lucky find for wedding photographers, I believe). I was impressed by the huge number of examples of their works. Images created both with the cheap photo retouching services and the most expensive offers looked great.
The result: Choosing a dark background is quite a daring choice, though I don't really agree with this choice. Nevertheless, they managed to fulfill the task, the girl's face and hair contrast with the background. They also offered to send me five more variants with other different colors for free, I will get these images in a few days. I guess it is so kind of them. Skin color correction looks good and natural, stray hair is removed all around the head. Nice.

Nude-retouching Review:

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Price: $5 for photo
Website: nuderetouching.com
The first impression: It is, perhaps, the most unconventional website in our listing, as it is one of few photo editing companies for photographers that specialize in nude and boudoir photography. My photo is out of their line, in spite of it, they accepted my request and had it done within one day.
The website is designed in calm dark colors, it looks pretty good, they have plenty of boudoir photo examples performed with a high quality. I was especially fond of their skin retouching style. They managed to make the skin flawless, saving its texture, so it is hard to understand what parts are edited unless you see the "before" image.
The result: They chose the red background, this variant is not bad, but it overshadows the model's color, even though it is done on pro-level. Background shadows and vignette are done well. The face retouching, as well as stray hair, is edited on the highest level. The color correction and body shaping are well-done.

HighEndBeautyRetouching Review:

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Price: $10 per image
Website: highendbeautyretouching.com
First impression: Company offers only high-end retouching services, they don't make retouching on lower levels, but I wondered what result I could get and send them my task, too. The website has an ordinary design, but the retouching examples are fascinating. Their magazine examples are outstanding. The most expensive type of photo retouching rates is $150 per image, but the quality is really worth looking at because it is really impressive. They make professional photo retouching for further placing in magazines and ads.
Results: as it is the most expensive company in my listing, their professional photo retouching services are the best. I expected someone to use the white background and was afraid that it would look like the Amazon product photos. But the HighEndBeautyRetouching team did it in their own manner, making an appealing and high-quality result. I like the gradient and unevenness of the background in some places where it borders on gray. This photo is a pure perfection - starting with the face retouching, skin color correction, stray hair removing, finishing with plastic and adding color saturation to clothes.

RetouchUp Review:

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Price: $5 for the performed task
The first impression: The website is user-friendly, as for me, it seemed to look like the site for real estate sale, maybe your impression will differ. Photo retouching price list is easy to find (many photo retouching services for photographers maintain a different policy and do not disclose prices) prices are low, the most expensive is the photo restoration for $35 for a photo. Their examples are not of the best quality, they seemed amateurish to me, especially as you can only view them in a small square in the middle of the screen. I liked that the site supports downloading RAW files, it is not available on all services.
The result of the work: The background selected is not much better as the original one. They decided that if the girl stands out sharply against the pink wall background it will be beautiful, alas, the background looks boring. Also, they corrected several drawbacks, smoothened the arm and stomach, and did the color correction of the face.

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

I noticed the hair on the right side of the face that strikes the eye when viewed and looks as if it was cut with scissors manually.

Tucia Review:

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Price: $8 for my photo
The first impression: The site has a simple design, I would say too simple. There is no extra information, there are only prices and examples of works. There is no blog or any additional services or detailed information about the types of retouching. They have a weird price system, services are measured in credits, 1 credit costs $8. I don't understand why you cannot measure everything in dollars, why bothering with credits? Not cheap retouching services at all. Examples of basic retouching are not bad, but retouching for 3 credits, in my opinion, causes only laughter.
The result of work: The background replacement is good, the gray gradient looks harmoniously in the photo, alas, this is the only task, they coped well with.

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Color correction of the skin is horrible, the skin tone looks yellowish, especially in the neck and chest area.

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

They also did not work at all with body retouching in the area of the arm and belly.

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Retouche Review:

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Price: $10 for my portrait
The first impression: I was very surprised when I saw this service on the first lines in Google, because the first thing I did when I visited their site, was laughing out loud. To understand what I'm talking about, you just need to look at their photo editing services for photographers, I don't know when it was designed, but these guys should have changed the design a long time ago (the coolest thing is the coconut on the background on the home page). A ripple against the background you see navigating through the pages is the background layer in Photoshop. I was going to leave the site without sending my photo, but then I saw examples of works with a very high-quality and professional retouching, I changed my mind.
The result of the work: The background color is not bad, but it is a bit pale, there is not enough saturation in it.

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

Girl's skin color looks pale and a little lifeless, lacking shadows and contrast.

Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews

The dirt on the background upset me, I don't know how it got there, it was on the original background, but why it was still there after retouching is unclear. They made a good arm plastic but did not take the belly at all.

RetouchGem Review:

Price $6
The first impression I chose this service because it was on all the lists of the best photo retouching services in the web. Unfortunately, once I decided to make an order, this site just stopped working. In a few days, it sometimes resumed its work, but then stopped again. I did not risk to ask them for help.

Summing up

Having made my little research I've found out that only 5 services are worth your time and money, namely WeEdit.photos, FixThePhoto, Wedding-retouching (choose it for wedding and bridal photographs), Highendbeautyretouching (for magazine look) and Nuderetouching (for boudoir photos). Spending about $5 per photos is well, so don't pay more for that. Pay attention to the website's design, their pricing system and before and after samples before placing your order. So, have nice experience with these services, wish you be creative and take amazing shots!
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