That’s where outsourcing comes in. Delegating tasks to others gives you time to focus on more important areas of your business like booking clients or taking on new projects. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the different ways to edit your photos, check out this guide on how to outsource photo editing and save time for your business!
Where to find quality photo editors?
While you can probably find someone in your network that could help with basic photo editing if you want quality work—and on short notice—you’ll want to look elsewhere. There are a variety of websites that connect clients with freelancers. These sites offer many benefits including an approval process for projects (so clients are not left waiting), ratings and reviews from previous customers, and fair pricing from competing freelancers.
What to look for when hiring a photo editor?
Whether you’re looking to hire a photo editor or find an editing service, it’s important to make sure that they provide high-quality edits. It doesn’t matter how great your photos are if they’re poorly edited. Look for companies with qualifications such as those listed below.
How much does it cost?
It varies depending on what you need, but prices typically range from $0.35 per image up to a few hundred dollars depending on your needs. If you want high-quality editing, expect to pay more.
Ways to coordinate with the editor?
- State what kind of editing you are looking for.
- Give a timeline of when you need it done.
- Send photos in a high-res format that can be easily downloaded onto their computer (no attaching them to emails!)
- When you upload your images, make sure they’re not too large so that they take forever to download (I would suggest no larger than 10MB each.)
- Be specific about which photo software program you want them to use—Photoshop or Lightroom?
The nitty-gritty details
Hiring an outsider may seem like it will cost you more, but if you plan right, it can actually save you time. There are some important details you should know before outsourcing photo editing, though. The first thing is knowing what level of editing will be required: simple touchups or more involved projects? It’s also helpful to know how many photos need retouching. Are they all from one shoot or multiple sessions?