The phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” is never truer than in marketing. In this visually lead industry it’s important that the imagery that you use across your advertising, PR and editorial show off your products and services in the best possible light.

Our in-house studio is extremely skilled in the process of image enhancement and retouching. From a single image through to a bank of images, we can enhance your corporate photography to ensure that it showcases your company and brand to the highest quality.

We can also offer image asset management to store your files and make them accessible to you through the web.

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Image retouching FAQs

Image retouching is a process which enhances or changes a digital image by making alterations in photo editing software such as Abode Photoshop. Retouching can range from simple requests such as: removing a blemish or whitening teeth to extensive requests which include: removing cars, houses or people from the image or inserting additional areas.

Photoshop is usually learnt alongside a degree, like Photography, Design or Art degrees such as Fine Art. These modules will grant you a good understanding of Photoshop, that will allow the user to be able to complete basic tasks, such as colour amendments and removing small details such as blemishes. However, Art degrees are more preferable for the more complex images as the qualification incorporates methods used to calculate the correct angles of missing objects. For example, when removing large objects or extending the image, this requires an understanding of 2 or 3 points perspectives.

Adobe Photoshop has become the industry standard for image retouching over the last 18 years. This is due to its versatile nature and the vast amount of things that can be accomplished in the program. As well as retouching, other uses for the software are image formatting, digital painting, product mock-ups and creating marketing collateral for advertising.

Many formats can be used, the most preferable format being Tiff or RAW, even JPGs can be used if they are high resolution/quality. The larger the file size the better, when retouching a JPG for advertising it tends to be around 8000 pixels wide by 6000 pixels high with 300 pixels per inch.

Typically, a client will already have an idea of what they would like to be enhanced or removed from an image. However, during the initial briefing with the studio, we will also make suggestions and recommendations to ensure you get the best result.

Every image is unique and should be treated as an individual job. Retouching can take anywhere from 1 to 12 hours, possibly even longer depending on the detail of the retouching required. During our initial discussion we will aim to provide you with an estimated timescale.

To ensure your image is received correctly, we would recommend attaching it to a cloud-based file transfer service such as WeTransfer, Hightail or Dropbox.

Your image retouch will be managed by one of our Account Executives. They will liaise between you and our in-house studio, overseeing the job from start to finish.

During our initial discussion, we would hope to cover all your enhancing or removal requests. However, if after you’ve received the retouched version you wish to make further amends, this can be arranged at an additional cost.

We cannot repair a photograph if it is a physical copy. However, if you have the digital file, our in-house studio may be able to reduce damage/enhance it. We would advise that you send your image to us via a cloud-based file transfer service so our in-house studio can review it first.

If your image needs its orientation changing without cropping, this may be possible depending on the content of the image. This is done by extending the image via cloning or adding additional backgrounds and foregrounds.

This will depend on what the object is and where it is placed within the image. Our studio is very skilled and we will try our best to remove any unwanted objects or provide a solution if it cannot be done.

At Staunton Rook, we work on an hourly rate of £90. Once we have seen your image for retouching we will put together a quotation for your approval.

For more information, please contact our team today to discuss your image retouching requirements.

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