Product Photo Retouching for E-Commerce Business

productWhile setting up an online shopping site or an e-commerce site, to be precise, organizing product images can be one of the most daunting and time-consuming tasks. You will often have tons of product photos of mediocre quality that need to be touched up. You cannot use run-of-the-mill images in the site as they are because product images are the first elements that users look at before anything else. If the image of a product is shoddy, the first impression about the product will be irrevocably affected.

The only possibilities are to go for professionally shot product photos or get those images edited. Getting professional photographers to shoot pictures of each and every product is not practical for companies of small size or companies that take only a small margin. On the other hand, hiring skilled hands for editing these photos is also not viable in a small set-up. The only other option is to retouch the photos yourself by using an image editing software. The following are some of the most widely used software for editing photos. Their current approximate price in the UK is also given for your reference.

  • Corel PaintShop Pro – £ 49.98
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements – £ 61.40
  • Serif PhotoPlus – £ 69.98
  • Zoner Photo Studio – £ 66.94
  • Corel PhotoImpact – £ 46.28
  • ACDSee Photo Editor – £ 27.09
  • Xara Photo & Graphic Designer – £ 42.17
  • CyberLink PhotoDirector Ultra – £ 53.99

As you can see from the above table, spending so much money on photo editing software alone is not feasible. Even if you can afford it, you will need to learn the software to a level above average to edit the hundreds of product images you have with you. In case you have decided to go ahead and learn the software, familiarize yourself with the following features and functions that are most frequently used in digital image editing.

  • Selection
  • Using Layers
  • Sizing
  • Cropping
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sharpening and Softening
  • Colour Depth
  • Gamma Correction
  • Contrast and Brightness Correction
  • Selective Colour Change
  • Lens Correction

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Photo editing is not everyone’s cup of tea. It requires an aptitude in photography and an understanding of colour composition. And when it comes to product images, you need to take care of even the most mundane details of the image to make it look appealing to a potential customer. To understand its extent, think about the last time you purchased something online. Did you not use the zoom in feature and looked at images from all angles? The same goes with all online buyers. No matter how accurately you describe product details and specifications, what ultimately makes or breaks the busying decision is most likely to be the product image.

The best you can do at this point is to opt for an online photo editing service. They charge only a nominal fee, but the work will be executed manually by skilled hands. Also, the turnaround time will be significantly lower as the professionals who touch up the images are well versed and highly experienced. All you need to do will be to upload the images to their site, make the payment. The final edited images ready for upload shall be delivered in a matter of hours.


Photoworks Direct, one of the best photo editing company in UK, retouch your product photos to provide high quality products in a lesser time at very low rate. Our photo retouching service enhances the product photo to its top notch and helps in creating a feel-good impression in the minds of your potential customers. 

If you need any retouching works for your online products, contact us either by email or phone +44(0)20 3371 8504

Jisha Thomas

Computer literate since 1988 and internet literate since 1995. Tool maker by qualification and computer professional by choice. Proficient in CAD. Peripheral knowledge of Product Design, Tool Design and Interior Design. Jack of all trades, in short!

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