So, retouchers on eBay are a thing now

Feb 9, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

So, retouchers on eBay are a thing now

Feb 9, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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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.

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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]

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Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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