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What does a retoucher do for a certain rate

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:29 AM
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Re: What does a retoucher do for a certain rate

A quick answer is yes: if the rate is 100 an hour and an image takes 16 hours to do, then the client pays 1600 for 1 image.

Some things go quickly, some things go slowly. It's very rare that I spend less than 3 hours on an image. It's not that I'm slow, it's just that things take time to do right. For instance right now, I'm working on a retail image that (because of some stupid treatment from a designer) needs to be worked on at real size. Sadly that means my file is 11.17 Gigabytes. So opening, saving is already taking me 1 hour. It's crazy, but that's what you get when you want images at 5.5 metres wide.....

I hate this particular job. Too much waiting, not enough doing anything... sigh.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:52 AM
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Re: What does a retoucher do for a certain rate

Wow, while the image is opening do you do other things during that hour and not charge the customer for that hour, while you wait? Just asking...
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