May 9, 2015

Post-Production

Our post production service is for wedding, studio and event photographers that need color correction, cropping, straightening, image categorization and image selection. This service focuses primarily on color correction and does not include any retouching and is processed using Lightroom. We also provide culling service for Kindergarten & School photographers along with Color correction.
 

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We have 6 categories depending on what the photographer needs:

  • Essential Edit (color correction)
  • Pie Select (color correction with image selection)
  • Express Color Correction: 36 Hours Delivery
  • Color Correction using Capture One
  • Image Selection and Color Correction using Capture One
  • Cull & Color for Kindergarten & School

 
Difference:
The major difference between the two services is that “Essential Edit” focuses on color correcting all the images that you send ProImageEditors, while ‘Pie Select” focuses on selecting the best shots and then color correction.
 
Image selection:
PIE’s selection process includes removing the duplicate, blurry and out of focus images while keeping in mind the emotion or an important moment like the first kiss. You can also choose the percentage of images that you would like PIE to keep. To know more please see the below comparison.
 
Match your Style:
We ask our photographers to think of PIE as an extension of their production team and to give us enough information and feedback so that we can deliver the images as close to what you need. You can do this by providing us examples, links to your blogs or website images which will also be stored in your profile database for use on your future orders. We also provide the option of having 10 images from your live job to be processed so that you can confirm how close we are to what you exactly need.
 
Turnaround Time

  • Standard Delivery: 5 business days (not including Saturday & Sunday)
  • Rush Delivery: 3 business days (not including Saturday & Sunday)
  • Express Delivery: 36 business hours (including Saturday & Sunday)

Trial offer:
We encourage you to try us out for free. For this purpose we have a free trail of 10 images for you to test the workflow and also get an idea of what to expect back from us.

 

1. Essential Edit – 0,15 € per image

This service includes color correction, sharpening, noise reduction, cropping and straightening using Lightroom. Select “Advance Brushes & Filters” for local adjustments with tools like brushes, filters, dodge & burn, masking and spot removal.

Example:

  • Send us 400 images from a 1000 images shot at the wedding
  • Pay for 400 images * 0,15 € = 60 €.
  • Save yourself 1 to 3 days of processing.
  • Get back 400 great looking images.
  • Does not include deliveries on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

2. PIE Select – 0,09 € per image

This service includes image selection & color correction using Lightroom. We will keep between 20%-70% (based on your preferences). We will process the selected images by adjusting exposure, white balance, highlight recovery, fill light, crop and straighten wherever needed. Select “Advance Brushes & Filters” for local adjustments with tools like brushes, filters, dodge & burn, masking and spot removal.

Example:

  • Send us all the 1,000 images shot at the wedding
  • Pay for 1000 images * 0,09 € = 90 €
  • Save yourself 2 to 5 days of processing
  • Get back 400 great looking images (the number you get back will be based upon your preferences)
  • Does not include deliveries on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

3. Express Color Correction: 36 Hours Delivery – 0,16 € per image

We understand that photographers are very busy and have very specific deadlines. This service is the same as Essential Edit (using Lightroom) but with an express delivery of 36 hours. It includes cropping, straightening and sharpening. This service aims to deliver images in 36 hours from the time we receive the files and necessary instructions.

  • Maximum number of images per order is 400
  • Get your images back in just 36 hours
  • Includes deliveries on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

4. Color Correction using Capture One – 0,19 € per image

Professional color correction using “Capture One” with customizable extras. This service includes cropping, straightening and sharpening. Upload Raw, Capture One Catalogs or Secessions. Upload Secessions at 2560 pixel resolution for best results.

Example:

  • Send us 400 images from a 1000 images shot at the wedding
  • Pay for 400 images * 0,19 € = 76 €.
  • Save yourself 1 to 3 days of processing.
  • Get back 400 great looking images.
  • Does not include deliveries on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

5. Image Selection and Color Correction using Capture One – 0,12 € per image

Professional color correction & image selection using “Capture One” with customizable extras. We color correct 20%-70% of the images sent to us based upon your preferences. Upload Raw, Capture One Catalogs or Sessions. Upload Sessions at 2560 pixel resolution for best results.

Note: Capture one does not have the ability to synchronize the images based on capture time especially when multiple cameras are used to shoot an event and the cameras were not time synced before the shoot. The work around for this is to send us RAWs or Sessions in cases where the cameras aren’t time synchronized.

Example:

  • Send us all the 1,000 images shot at the wedding
  • Pay for 1000 images * 0,12 € = 120 €
  • Save yourself 2 to 5 days of processing
  • Get back 400 great looking images (the number you get back will be based upon your preferences)
  • Does not include deliveries on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

6. Cull & Color for Kindergarten & School – 0,03 € per image

Leave the stress of culling photos behind. This service is specially designed considering the workflow that kindergarten and school photographers follow. Just send us your photos, and our team will carefully select the best looking one’s for you and edit them as well.

This service provides various culling options as below:

  • Select 1 image from the series
  • Select 2-3 best images from the series
  • Select 3-6 best images from the series
  • Does not include deliveries on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

 

Service Comparison

 

 

Price per Image Essential Edit PIE Select
0,15 € 0,09 €
Raw Input Files Yes Yes
JPEG Input Files Yes Yes
Image Selection No Yes
Exposure Yes Yes
Contrast Yes Yes
White Balance Yes Yes
Shadow + Hightlight Recovery Yes Yes
Camera profile Enabling Yes Yes
Noise Reduction Yes Yes
Sharpening Yes Yes
Vibrancy Yes Yes
Clarity Yes Yes
Cropping Yes Yes
Straightening Yes Yes
Lightroom Catalog or XMP Yes Yes
Presets Yes Yes
Vignette 0,010 € 0,005 €
Red Eye Removal 0,010 € 0,005 €
Black and White 10% 0,050 € 0,003 €
Black and White 20% 0,010 € 0,006 €
Categorize 0,040 € 0,020 €
Re-Number 0,010 € 0,005 €
Sequencing 0,030 € 0,015 €
Advance Brushes & Filters 10% 0,030 € 0,018 €
Advance Brushes & Filters 20% 0,050 € 0,036 €
Gallery Upload 0,015 € 0,015 €
JPEG 0,060 € 0,030 €

Extra Options explained:

Presets
We use Lightroom-Presets that you send while processing the images.
Black&White 10/20%
We convert 10 or 20 % of the images to Black & White. From our experience it is seen as an ideal percentage and is appreciated by the customers.
Categorization
We Categorize and create collections of the images as per the program of the event or wedding. For example: “Church”, “Reception”, “Party”.
Re-numbering
We re-number your images. For example: 0001, 0002, 0003…..
Sequencing of the images
We arrange the images in a chronological order.
Advance Brushes & Filters
The selection of images is subjective and is entirely dependent on the editor considering the categories mentioned below:

  • Sky
  • Water body
  • Bridal Couple Portraits
  • Ceremony (Bridal Couple only)
  • Detailed shots of Cake, Bouquet, etc.
  • Landscape

Images having a lot of party light like reception & dance will not be considered.

Upload Gallery
We upload the images for you in your online Gallery.
JPEG
As per your specifications we render the images as JPEGs.