Some might argue that retouching photos is part of the jobs. Others would say that it’s an entirely different trade altogether.
Whatever your opinion on the matter is, it appears the art of retouching has officially made its way to the online marketplace of eBay.
You did in fact read that correctly. For just a few dollars, you can have a photo ‘professionally’ retouched and enhanced to your liking. Emphasis on ‘professionally,’ as some of the offerings don’t look more than a quick run through a skin softening program or a ten year old filter.
There isn’t much information on the individuals behind the retouching, so all we have to go off of are the examples provided, many of which are nothing more than copyrighted photos loosely credited at the end of the posting.
The best part is, there are retouchers of all styles. Portraits? No problem. Image restoration? Done. Turning a photo into a black and white image with a little hint of selective coloring? eBay has you covered.
Sure, they might look like overly done paintings by the time all is said and done, but it’s only $5, right?
There isn’t much more to say. It’s slightly humorous, but from the looks of it, people are buying the retouching services. I’m almost considering dropping the dough just to see how an image turns out.
[via Pratik Naik]