First, let’s get familiar with what is image retouching services and photo background removal service.
With image retouching, a retoucher, whether he or she is a professional graphic designer or photoshop expert, or just an average end user knowing their ways round photoshop, uses their creative skills in retouching an image. This image retouching can be done to produce wide range of outcome. Some hobby photographer might spend some spare time in the evening playing around with his photoshop application retouching his sunset images. Reason for his creative practice is to share those images with his followers on Instagram.
There are a lot of people these days, especially the young ones, who would play around with their $12,000 iPhones or Samsung phones shooting photos left, right, and center. Then they will retouch some of those photos using photo retouching apps found on Google Play Store or iTunes. Some of those apps are free for all while other more advanced level apps offering more advanced editing options are paid. Ot of the paid ones, some are one time pay for lifetime use, some are subscription based where users will have to pay for the subscription on a monthly basis.
It is somewhat easy to edit or retouch images using those apps. Learning curves are not very steep with these apps and any average high schoolers can learn to use these apps in no time. Professional photo retouching applications like Photoshop however requires serious dedication and lot of time to master the art of photo retouching. There are so many things a user can do with the professional photo retouching application which is why it requires so lengthy time to master. Once mastered, a user can perform endless amount of retouching jobs with this application including offering photo background removal service.
Background removal on the other hand is a small part of total retouching mothership. With countless opportunities of editing and retouching jobs, removing the background is only a tiny part of it. In the background removal process, a designer or an amateur hobbyist removes certain item or objects of an image photography from its background. Why it is done is another story, it can be done for various purposes which is not the scope of this article today. It is entirely another topic and require whole new article to explain.
There are virtually countless number of items that can be removed from, the background. It can be a product image like a toy or cosmetics or jewelry item that need to be removed from its background for commercial purposes, or a hobby bicycle that is removed from its background so that the owner can apply a preferred background to it to make the picture more visually attractive.
Now that we know the difference between the two topics, we can decide for ourselves. If the background removal is being done for personal purposes, any average user can get it removed using an online tool or phone app. If it is being done for commercial purposes, the use of a professional service prover is a must.