Do you address Evolve Edits for wedding photography editing but still are on the lookout for another, better service? In my review, I have compared two photography post production services – Evolve Edits and FixThePhoto. I have analyzed their prices, services offered, discounts and other aspects for you to decide which service is better for your purposes.
Evolve Edits is a popular service specialized in wedding photo processing. Here you will be able to find various levels of picture post production: Deluxe Edits, Retouching, Color Correction, Signature Edits and Premium Edits. Besides, you have an opportunity to take advantage of their social media management and album design services.
Any picture post production process typically starts with image culling. It involves choosing the most suitable shots for further image editing. The chosen shots are supposed to be in focus, without lots of unnecessary elements (which may be actually eliminated using professional photo editors).
All photographers need picture culling services. No wonder that such services are offered by almost all photo editing companies, so there is nothing special to compare. Many services as ShootDotEdit or Photographers Edit, provide such service only together with color correction. However, in FixThePhoto and Evolve Edits, you can make a separate order – this is a huge benefit. Also, in both outsourcing photo editing services, you specify the number of result pictures, and you can write your wishes or some notes in a separate column. I think that using any service, you would be satisfied, especially since the price here is identical – $0.05 per photo.
One of the primary difficulties for many photographers and retouchers is color adjustment. In case the camera settings were selected incorrectly, your monitor isn’t professionally calibrated, the shot won’t be eye-catching at all or look awful after printing. This is where color correction services come to the rescue, since a wedding shooter can’t simply snap more pictures of the ceremony.
As for color correction, I would say that these two outsource photography editing services have no specific differences. Evolve Image editors promise to work carefully with every picture and pay special attention to maintaining seamless skin tones throughout the whole shooting. Evolve photo editing services include overall adjustments with personalized adjustments of Highlights, Exposure, Black Point, Shadows, Tint and Temperature in Lightroom.
Evolve Edits has examples of their works on the site, thanks to which you can make conclusions about the quality of their work. Also, when ordering, you can write your wishes or preferences. In case you wish to receive the final result in JPG format, you will have to pay extra $25, as this function automatically connects JPG Batch Services.
FixThePhoto color correction service is not inferior in quality. On the contrary, for a slightly lower price, you will get even more services that include the adjustment of colors, shades, white balance, contrast, exposure, shadows along with cropping, alignment, noise reduction, etc. The same as Evolve editing, here you may send your instructions, upload your presets and even get 10 test pictures to evaluate the quality of work and make sure that the retouchers do everything right. It is also worth noting that both services have a minimum fixed price – $10 in FixThePhoto and $30 in Evolve Edits.
Photo retouching is very popular now not only among photographers but also among many people who post photos in the web. This service involves elimination of all imperfections of the skin, face and body, such as wrinkles, pimples, redness, bags under the eyes, smoothing the skin, teeth whitening, body shaping and more. The capabilities of Photoshop editing services allow fixing everything that you don’t like while maintaining the natural look of the photos.
Evolve Edits includes different photo post-processing levels. Deluxe Edits is the basic and easiest picture retouch that includes skin softening and dodge and burn. The price of one photo is $2. Premium Edits, in addition to the above mentioned, also includes texture overlays, vignetting, black and white, and HDR applications. This service costs $3 per image and it’s really good if you don’t want to substantially change the photo, and just apply a beautiful effect.
Signature Edits service involves creating a real picture. However, don’t be in a hurry to order it as not all images would be suitable for this. Evolve photo editing company may simply not accept the order because they need images with mood, impact, connection and a story. It is important to take into account the fact that if you want to set your own art direction in the wedding album design, they will hear you out but not necessarily do it your way. Moreover, this service is quite expensive – $150 per photo.
However, if nothing of the abovementioned is suitable for you, you can try the Custom photo retouching service. Among the main features are objects removal, background changing, glamor work, blemish removal, head swaps, multi-image comps or, as they put it, any other idea that comes to your mind. In general, the resulting Evolve image is not bad, and as for the charge, it is not fixed here, so the rate is $70 per hour.
Speaking about FixThePhoto basic wedding photo editing, its price is $2 per photo. It can be compared with Deluxe Edits Level from Evolve Edits, which costs the same, but in FixThePhoto, you get more services. FixThePhoto already includes color correction, white balance adjustment, skin tone smoothening, removal of bags under eyes, teeth whitening, etc.
FixThePhoto also offers to buy very convenient wedding packages for ordering picture post-processing of under 700 photos. This will allow you to save up to $71 for one wedding photo editing service. Get the Wedding Light package for $99, and color adjustment will be applied to all the images. Basic retouching (20 photos) and high-end retouching (5 photos) are included to the Wedding Pro package. When ordering, you can write instructions directly to every photo, and not to the whole bundle as almost all photo editing services for photographers offer.
If we compare the Evolve Edits and FixThePhoto prices for such services like culling, color correction and basic picture retouching – they are very similar. I can even say that they are the same. But after that, the situation changes. While in FixThePhoto the price for image retouching is $5- $10 per photo, in Evolve Edits pricing is more expensive – $70 per hour. The most expensive service of the latter company will cost you $150, and in FixThePhoto – $100. But the picture post-processing here is more complicated and takes 2 or more hours. In general, the prices for some Evolve Edits services are unreasonably high while FixThePhoto maintains the ideal value for money.
Finally, what about discounts? They are always a nice bonus, aren’t they? The discount system works very well at FixThePhoto. You'll get the discount if you have a promo code. Besides, if the total order cost is more than 300 USD you will also receive a 15% discount. For loyal clients who have been using this outsource photography editing service for over 6 months and have ordered for more than 1500 USD, there is a discount of 30% for any orders within next six months.
At Evolve Edits you can subscribe to Premium Membership. In this case, you pay $199 per month and get free color correction of up to 800 images (if you have more, you pay $0.15 per photo), as well as a 20% discount on all services.
If you have been a regular user of Evolve Edits services but decided to test another company, type in the coupon EvolveEditsFixThePhoto when placing the first order at FixThePhoto. This Evolve Edits promo code reduces 25% of the cost on any photo editing service you order from FixThePhoto.
I ACTUALLY LOVED WHAT YOU GUYS DID, AMAZING WORK WILL BE SENDING YOU SO MUCH MORE NEXT WEEK AND I REFEREED A FEW FRIENDS
I was very impressed with the work on my first order and look forward to future business with the Fixthephoto team. Thanks!
That’s absolutely AWESOME!!!!
Thank you SO MUCH for your amazing work!!!!
I am genuinely grateful :)
Thank you very much. I am happy with the result. If I have any other orders I will come back to you.
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Great work as always. Very happy with your service and will be using again soon.:)
Hi there, I'm Ann Young - a photographer, photo retoucher and of course, journalist. Here on FixThePhoto blog you can find all of my reviews, photography and photo editing tips, pricing guides, and photography experiments.