One-off photo retouching service?
June 18, 2012 7:21 AM   Subscribe

I need a digital photo retouched. How do I go about finding the right person or business?

I have a digital portrait headshot taken at a chain store which I intend to use for job applications. It requires minor retouching (i.e. I estimate no more than 1 hour maximum in competent hands). I have a budget of $100, maximum. How would I go about finding the right person to do this kind of a one-off thing?

Is this a good thing for MeFi jobs? Craigslist? A local established photo studio?
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron to Work & Money (5 answers total)
Yeah, I'd send it to MeFi jobs.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:22 AM on June 18, 2012

With Craigslist, you're going to be dealing with a lot of people who consider themselves "experts," but weeding out the pros from the wannabes will be a chore. At least with MeFi Jobs, you have a fairly well-established group of users with a bit more reputation to uphold, so I think that'd probably be the better bet.
posted by xingcat at 7:34 AM on June 18, 2012

I'd avoid Craigslist, myself. It's just a madhouse of scammers there anymore.
Definitely try MeFi Jobs.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:08 AM on June 18, 2012

I could take a crack at it tonight. I am pretty comfortable with photoshop. If you want to email the photo and a list of what you want done, I can give it a go and you can decide if the retouching is satisfactory before paying. My email is kenkrei? replace that ? with an e if you are interested in sending it.
posted by kenaldo at 9:29 AM on June 18, 2012 has many people who will do common retouching for $5. Many have good reviews in the ebay style rating system the site uses.
posted by caclwmr4 at 9:48 AM on June 18, 2012

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