want my double-chin photoshopped out of wedding pics

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

First you need to ask your photographer for the RAW files and permission to edit them. Most photographers will not give you editing rights, so that may eliminate your need to look for an editing service before you even get going.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

If you get the raw files from him and explicit permission to edit photos (Good luck with that one) you can probably find a place locally that could do it for you.

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Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Elance.com

Whenever I need editing done, I post a job and hire someone from there based on their proposal fee. Transactions are completely secure with Elance escrow

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

There is nothing stopping you from doing just that. However… this is a bigger deal than you’re making it out to be on the legal front. If you post this now edited photo to say, Facebook, and your photographer sees his photo that was not edited by his hand, he could very well sue you, and he would win. So, tread carefully.

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Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

stargazer102706:  PicMonkey.com is a cool site and very user friendly. They have a lot of features for free but you can join for a nominal fee and get all the features 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

It would be truly amazing if he gave you editing rights. If it does not explicitly state that you have editing rights, do not assume you do. Most photographers hang onto editing rights as it’s truly the definition of their business. If someone goes around willy nilly editing their photos, posting them all over social media and the edits are terrible, it looks bad on them (Especially if the photos are tagged or watermarked.) So, since you’re not seeing something that says, “I give my client permission to edit any and all photos” (Or something to that affect), I would safely say that you don’t have editing rights. It’s generally a given that a client won’t be able to edit their own photos.

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Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Also, if you’re going to have someone (or a friend) edit a photo you’ll be physically printing and hanging in your house, I don’t think it would be a big deal to have the edited photo. Since it’s confined to your home and the real world, the chances of it being discovered by the photographer is painfully low, unless he’s a family friend or something. The big risk is taking a copyrighted photo, editing it and then posting it online for the world to see. That’s where you could get into big trouble, and I would highly suggest against it unless you got explicit in-a-contract permission.

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Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

stargazer102706:  Hey, idk if you found anyone yet, but I can definitely try my best! I’ve been working with photoshop for quite a few years and I would love to help.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I know this isn’t what this post is all about…

But wouldn’t editing something like that out make it seem less “you?” I’m far, far, from perfect, but I want my wedding pictures to be me. I can understand editing out a zit or something. But I want my wedding pictures to be the “me” that my guests saw at the wedding.

I bet you’re beautiful!

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