What to look for in a Clipping Path Service Provider
One of the funniest episodes in Seinfeld has George trying to get a photo of himself and his new boss airbrushed, so that he no longer shows up in the background.
And like most other Seinfeld episodes, the entire plan goes wrong almost from the get-go. The first time around is the wrong man ends up airbrushed out of the picture, and when George brings this to the attention of the background removal expert he changes things up – and ends up drawing George’s boss into the picture like a cartoon.
Obviously, things continue to get even more sideways than that, but the important lesson to take away from this popular show is that even professional clipping path service providers may or may not be able to provide you with the results you’re after unless you are working with the best of the best.
Why use a clipping path service provider in the first place?
Modern tools and technology has replaced the tools that is the clipping path service provider in Seinfeld used (after all, that show is more than 20 years old), but you still may find that you need something – anything – removed from your favorite photographs and want to turn to experts to help you out.
There certainly nothing wrong with getting an almost perfect picture changed the way you want it using a clipping path service provider, but you need to make sure that you are hiring the right professionals.
Here are a couple of things to look for.
Look at their portfolio of work (or samples they provide)
For one, you are going to need to make sure that you are moving forward with a clipping path service provider you can trust, one with a track record for successful clipping path services rendered.
This is almost always going to be represented by the portfolio that they share with you (and all new prospective clients). You’re going to want to look closely over the images to make sure that they are flawless – or next to flawless – and that the caliber of work is close to what you are expecting.
Make sure they provide you with digital copies of the files
Secondly, you should always move forward with clipping path service provider experts that will hand you digital copies of the files – those that have been worked on and “polished” as well as those that are still in the stages of development.
This allows you to have backups in case of an emergency, in case the files get destroyed, or in case you need to have someone else touch the picture up – especially if the clipping path service provider you used in the past is no longer offering the services.
Are they willing to do multiple iterations to make sure you’re happy with the work?
Finally, you need to make sure that the experts you decide to retain are willing to do everything in their power to make sure that you get the results you’re after. Unless you are happy with the way the picture works a clipping path service provider should not rest until they “get it right” – something that all professionals will commit to right away.