Recently I have been thinking of outsourcing my basic retouching of photos – however there is a jungle of service providers for post processing. So I sent some photos and compared them. Below is a small review.
The companies I contacted were:
- Proimageeditors.com (this I found by randomly googling)
- Fotofafa.com (via junebug)
- Photographersedit.com (refered by another photographer)
The process was the same for all of them – you upload to their server and they send you back the files with a lightroom file.
This is my view of each service:
Proimageeditors.com: They responded quickly to emails and did two sample jobs for me. However, I personally don’t like the way they treat the colors.
Fotofafa.com: I spoke to them via facebook. Very quick response. I don’t like there is an extra charge for FTP uploads but free shipping with US. However, I understand that there is a cost for them to host it all. They have a really nice way of providing you the photos – you are taken to a browser where you can see “before and after” and then you can leave comments if you don’t like it and then they will do it again.
Photographersedit.com: Also quick in writing. And I like their post processing the most – at least according to my taste.
Since I wrote this post I have gotten two more comparison photos. I contacted these since they seem to be highly regarded from other photographers
Lavalu.com: They seem to be popular among photographers and they did a good job. Not very personal in the communication but still very quick. Nice outcome too.
Postedits.com: Interesting story with these good guys. They dont offer free sample work instead they do a minimum order of 25 dollars. Their CEO took time to write me to explain why – and his reasons were understandable. However, I was allowed to get a free sample since I created this post in the end. The only company who actually called me up in person and asked a few questions. They also provided other information (calibration of monitor and so on). Very professional and nice.
Below you can see a comparison of them all: