I would like to invite to a paid test for your bid on our project Project ID: 1468761 high-volume photo editing/correction (very basic retouch). If this test and the project work well we would like to work with you on a continuous basis.
For this test we would pay you USD 4 for 51 images. The test images you can download from Dropbox; please send us your e-mail so we can send you the DropBox folder access invitation.
As described in the original project we have images that need some basic retouching (in average it should not take more than 30-50 seconds; some need 10 seconds, some 90 seconds). Wherever possible batch processing should be used (to save time and repetitive hand moves).
For some context, I am describing the process that worked quite well for us:
1) Download the images in CR2 format via Dropbox
2) Load the images into the Photoshop Camera RAW
a) correct orientation with L or R keys
b) crop where necessary (very rare)
c) correct white balance for all similar images with temperature and tint adjustments
d) edit exposure issues if any
3) open all images from Camera Raw into Photoshop
a) Auto Level for each picture
b) use white point or color balance for getting rid of color cast if still there
c) i) if there are only a few dirt or dust spots, or scratches, use &acirc;€˜Spot Healing Brush Tool&acirc;€™
ii) if there is a whole area with a quite uniform background (no faces or special details); then you could use &acirc;€˜the lasso tool&acirc;€™ and the Photoshop &acirc;€˜dust and speckle filter&acirc;€™
iii) only if the image has large areas with dust/dirt particles you could use the free Paloroid dust filter (otherwise it would be too much work with the &acirc;€˜spot healing brush tool; or too blurry with the Photshop &acirc;€˜dust and speckle filter); the Photoshop filter is too rough for the entire image (described here: [url removed, login to view] ; can be downloaded here: [url removed, login to view]*/[url removed, login to view]
this should be set-up for batch-processing to save time and too many repetitive mouse-clicks (setting can be applied to the entire image). We found a standard setting works ok (the image will not be perfect after but ok enough for us); some additional use of &acirc;€˜Spot healing Brush tool&acirc;€™ might be necessary for strong dirt spots.
4) save images in TIFF (ADD YOUR INITIALS to the files so I know if&acirc;€™s from you)
5) upload images to Dropbox
The 51 test show the range of images we usually have (some need very little adjustments; some need more work; some are really bad (the Paloroid application or other similar application need to be used only for those but not for all images). Since this is high-volume we understand you do not have the time for absolute perfection; the goal is as good as possible with an average time of 30-50 seconds per image.