Not all photographs even those taken by professional photographer turn out perfect each and every time. In cases where a photographer is less than perfect image retouching may be an ideal way to turn that less than perfect photograph into one that is perfect or at least near perfect. What is Image Retouching Image retouching is a general term that encompasses any photo manipulation that results in changing an image from the original photograph to something that looks different. In most cases retouching involves minor changes, but it can also encompass large enough changes to make images look completely different from the original photograph. Image retouching has been around almost since the first photographs were taken. Before digital imaging was invented retouching was done by hand and consisted of using ink, paint, double exposure and other techniques including airbrushing. Image retouching can include everything from changing the color of a photographs background to removing freckles from the face of a photograph of a person. Image retouching can make foods look more colorful and cover dings or dents in product photos. It can also make an object look larger or smaller than it actually is. Today there are many software programs that makes the retouching of images possible even by rank amateurs. However, professional photography studios still can offer the best results when it comes to image retouching. Benefit of Image Retouching Image retouching has several benefits for many different types of photography and here is a look at just a few of those benefits.
- Food Photography- image retouching is frequently used in food photography to make food look more appealing in recipe’s books and on restaurant menus. By manipulating food photos you can make strawberries look redder, cook turkey looking more golden brown and pea soup look even greener. Image retouching of food photographs can also make the ingredients that go into recipe look more appetizing.
- Product Photography- Image retouching is often use in product photography to help the products that being photographed look their best and really stand out. In some situations image retouching can be used to give a product a more three dimensional effect, or to brighten the color of liquid in a bottle. It can also be used to cover mars in the finish of a product to make it look it’s very best. Image retouching is used in advertising of products to make them their best and at times even better than normally would in order to grab the attention of potential customers. In almost all cases your professional product photographer will do at least some retouching of product photos in order to give you the best product picture possible for you to use on your website or in your advertising.
- Portrait Photography- Image retouching is often used in portrait retouching in order to fix small flaws in a subjects complexion or even to show an improved version of someone’s body shape. Image retouching is often used in portrait photography to remove freckles, acne or scars. It is also used to make eye color look brighter and to improve the overall complexion of the person who has been photographed. Retouching of portrait can also remove red eye and whiten teeth.While a professional photographer can make a person look their best, they cannot hide flaws that there for the camera to see while retouching can remove or improve on those small imperfections that are caught on the camera.
- Wedding Photo Retouching- Weddings are an extremely special time and the bride, groom and both families demand wedding photographs that are as perfect as possible. Using image retouching software wedding photographers do everything in their power to help make your memories of this special event even more perfect than the day itself. With so many brides demanding perfect wedding photos retouching in a must in this field of photography today.