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Why book photo editing through Airtasker?

Need a photo editing service to help remove red eye, smooth out your skin, correct the colour, or restore an old print? Make your photos as perfect as possible and hire a professional photo editor. It’s the best way to enhance your photographs so they’re ready for printing or sharing with friends and family.

You’ll find photo editors on Airtasker who have experience retouching images to get them looking crisp and clear, while making sure it still looks natural. Get your photos sorted and you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying your photos and less time worrying about imperfections.

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Top Retouching related questions

What is photo retouching?

Image retouching usually involves patching or spot healing to remove minor blemishes.It’s like polishing up a photo - there aren’t any major edits, but everything gets that little bit of extra attention to detail.

Why should I get my photos edited?

Photo editing helps make your everyday photos that little bit more special and clear. It’s the best way to improve the quality of your photos without having to retake them all over again.

What are some common elements that get edited, retouched, or removed?

Anything can be retouched by an expert photo editor, but common elements that get edited or removed are people and objects, while teeth and blemishes are often retouched.

Is it possible to restore my old photos?

Yes! Photo restoration and retouching can repair tears, scratches, and marks, as well as fix fading and water damage. It can even add colour to old black and white photos.

How long does it take to edit and retouch photos?

Photo red eye removal can take a few minutes, while editing someone out of a photo or a tree out of a background can take several hours. The length of time it takes to edit and retouch photos will depend on how many images you need editing and the type of edits required. 

How much does photo editing and retouching cost?

Photo editing and retouching typically costs between $22-$187 when you book your service through Airtasker. This price may be higher or lower, depending on how many images you want edited, the extent of editing, and the total time needed to complete the task.

What does a photo editing and retouching service include?

Photo editing and retouching services include a range of editing techniques to get your photos looking as naturally flawless as possible. Your photo editor will use their professional equipment and programs, along with a keen eye for detail to edit your photos and export them, ready for printing or sharing online. Here are some of the most common tasks:


Red eye removal

Red eye is a common issue if you’ve had photos taken at a night-time event or used a flash. Fortunately, this is a quick and easy fix for a photo editing professional, who will use their editing software to automatically or manually select all the red eyes and adjust the colour to a more normal and natural tone. When you get your photos back, it’ll look like the red eye was never there.


Photo restoration

If you’ve got some old print photos that are starting to fade or lose their colour, you can book a photo restoration service to get them looking like new again. Old photo restoration involves scanning the printed images and using an editing program like Photoshop. Your editor will create a new layer before beginning to make adjustments. They’ll apply a filter to reduce noise (like small scratches and dust) without losing any detail. Then they’ll manually fix the damaged spots using a spot healing brush and patch tool, painting pixels in where they’re missing, to match the surrounding parts. Finally, they’ll use colour corrections to brighten up the photo, choosing a natural tone that looks as close as possible to the original. Your photo restorer will leave you with a a new print copy, a digital copy, or both.


Photo retouching

Sometimes cameras get a bit too up close and personal and end up exposing things like blemishes, yellow teeth, and wrinkles. Fortunately, all these things can be edited out, or softened to be less obvious. Photo retouching services take care of things like teeth whitening, blemish removal, and wrinkle removal. Wedding photo retouching services are especially popular, so you can look back on your perfect photos of your perfect day.


Colour corrections and filters 

If you’ve got an image that’s a little dull, colour correcting can help it look a lot more vibrant and enticing. Colour correcting photos involves more than just adjusting the brightness - it’s all about editing the colours and even applying filters to get the image looking it’s absolute best, while still looking natural. Filters are especially popular for photos that are being used on Instagram, because you can edit a set of photos with the same filter for a consistent look.

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