Retouching Pricing

Retouching work can vary widely in the complexity and level of detail. Generally, the more complex the work on an image is, the longer it will take to complete. Retouching work is based on the time needed to complete the work.

1ST HOUR OF retouching WORK




There is a one-hour minimum charge on all retouching work. Each additional quarter-hour is $10. For multiple-image projects, each image is billed as a separate project. Large projects can be packaged together. For work on 3 or more images at a time or for large projects that may take more than 5 hours, please contact me to get a quote.


Each project is unique, however, to give you a better idea of how to estimate the project budget, below are some examples of how long the project will take and the corresponding fees based on the rates above.

Adjust and Balance Color and Tone

1 hour = $50

Remove Skin blemishes from face on portrait

1.5 hour = $70

Remove Small Object from image

2 hours = $90

Composite Group Portraits to have all faces Smiling

2.5 hours = $110

High-Fashion Retouch of Portrait image

3.5 hours = $150

Composite Multiple Images INto Panorama

4 hours = $170


  1. Scan image at high resolution (see instructions here) and send digital image for retouching evaluation and estimate.
  2. Retouching work begins once client accepts quote.
  3. Receive proof and pay if approved.
  4. After payment, receive the retouching image.


Please refer to the terms and conditions page for more information about fees, payments, and purchases, as well as my policies on photo editing, images rights, releases, and more.