If achieving outputs in quick turnaround time is your priority, then it is best to prepare your property for the photo shoot. Real estate photo retouching usually takes half an hour or so, depending upon the size of a house and the weather in a photo. Generally, clients give instructions that outline how they would like each photo to be retouched.
Real estate retouching professionals usually work to make rooms appear lit evenly with clear detail. They add an azure sky detail to give an instant lift to an image and removes distracting glare or shadows from outdoor photos. There are certain dos and don’ts in the real estate photo retouching process. Editors can remove objects such as personal images from indoor snaps, also to make rooms appear less cluttered. Removing a family photo or say smudges on your windows in the post-processing stage is possible, but if a quick turnaround is your priority, then better it is to avoid it from the snap itself.
It is also a good idea to get rid of small rugs to reveal your actual flooring. If you want to highlight your backyard swimming pool also, it is possible to make it appear inviting with clear blue water through retouching. Keep away anything visible around your pool such as vacuum hose, cleaning supplies, and the like. It is also a good idea to turn on water features or fountains to capture in the pool area photo. Ensuring a property is clean and clutter-free before photography will save on costs, which may come with subsequent editing. To get your exterior wall and fencing look fresh, wash them with a powered hose prior to shooting. In addition, remove anything that makes your interior cluttered to save time and money.
Professionals indulged in the retouching task can also fill in patchy grass to make the front part of a property photo inviting, but that cannot be done if it does not have a lawn or small garden. It is okay to achieve the green color by way of retouching if the present condition of grass is due to the climate or something else and as long as it will turn out to be green in the near future.
Gas outlets or power points cannot be removed, as they are permanent fixtures. However, if they will be removed as part of a property renovation, they can be removed on the condition that clear instructions from the client back it up. Such practices are followed in the real estate segment to avoid misrepresentations or mislead buyers.