I was wondering if any commercial photographers here had any experience outsourcing their image retouching to places like India?
Normally my assistant and I take care of retouching but this year we've been very busy we don't have the time. It's really only for product photography on a white background. I'm mainly thinking about just uploading full size jpgs for them to add clipping paths which is the most time consuming part and transferring those paths to the Hi Res Files we are working on. If it works it'd save a truckload of time and money.
Are there any suppliers that you'd recommend? What kind of turn around time is the norm? How do they calculate their pricing?
One of my clients had a bad experience with the out sourced clipping paths from India. The photographer they were using sent the product shots out for the paths. Price was decent but the quality was hit and miss. Many shots required intervention by the client as the photographer failed to do a quality check himself. It was enough of a problem that ,in part, it was the reason for a change of photographers.