Tucia Professional Photo Enhancement
I love editing photos, but when you have the photos say from a wedding, a reunion or a graduation you might want a professional touch. Tucia can add a person into a family portrait or remove an unwanted stranger from your photo. They can digitally open up closed eyes or fix hair. They can also offer glamorize and digital cosmetic enhancement options - get a tan, clear acne or remove braces. Simple touch-ups such as digital camera mark or red eye removal and cropping are also available. All work is exchanged online - so Tucia is available worldwide with no shipping costs!
Tucia Example - Professional Photo Touch-up
How does Tucia Work?
Okay Photos to Holiday Card Quality Wow!
Ever wanted to get rid of those unsightly blemishes or wrinkles on your face? Make yourself look slimmer for portfolios? Even erase those pimples? Or how about looking tens years younger? Are you are looking to retouch that "almost" perfect photograph, restore that stained, scratched, water damaged, moldy, faded or old torn photo - Tucia photo services can help you to preserve these images for generations to come.
Allow their photo enhancement artists to perform virtual weight reduction; enhance muscle tone and body contouring; Enhance or reduce cleavage or bust size and even smooth out cellulite.
Fix Wedding Photos
A great wedding photo - except for the line of light or fire in the background. Make the memories as good as the wedding!
Tucia on the iPhone
Tucia Mobile is an iPhone app that connects iPhone-tographers with human experts that specialize in digital photo post-processing. As the user, you take photos with your iPhone, you pick up good ones that you think are worth further processing, and you send them to experts at Tucia with a few taps on the screen. You wait 24 hours and the processed photos will be delivered right to your iPhone with no actions required on your side. After that, feel free to share your photos on twitter / facebook / email or save to your iPhone album, still with a few taps on the iPhone screen.
When you order photo retouching services from Tucia you can provide very specific instructions as to what you want. They also provide a clear time line to ensure that they meet their time commitments. You can even upload a 2nd picture to give advice - "I would like the editing of photo 1 to use the coloring from photo 2 or to adjust the skin complexion to look like photo 2.
Family Photo Enhancements!
Photo Enhancement Wow!
Pixlr - When you want to edit your own photos!
Pixlr is a web service that combines image design and paint tools with photo editing. So whether you want to create a free form image , layer one image over another or use a variety of filters, effects and level adjustments to transform photographs, Pixlr is equally capable of meeting your needs. Even with all these features, Piixlr remains easy to use - certainly much easier and cheaper than Photoshop.
Understanding Red-Eye in photos and how it can be prevented
Why are eyes red in photos?
Red-eye is a phenomenon that happens only when taking photos using a flash. When taking photos in day light or when in high ambient light scenarios people's eyes look normal. When taking pictures in low ambient light scenarios using a flash the result many times is redness in the people's eyes.
The reason for the color red is simple - when flash light from the camera hits the eyes it penetrates and is reflected back from the retina. The color of the reflected light is red because the light is actually reflected from the red blood in the retina.
In some scenarios the red-eye is evident while in others it is mild or doesn't seem to appear at all. One of the main factors for that is the state of the pupils. If the pupils are dilated (for example the pupils dilate in darkness or when drinking alcohol) more light is reflected back from the retina and the eyes in the photo appear redder.
Common way to reduce red-eye
The most commonly used method to reduce red-eye is activating the camera's built-in red-eye reduction feature. The red-eye reduction feature is very simple yet effective. When turned on the camera shoots a series of pre-flash strobes followed by one more strobe when actually taking the photo. The pre-flash strobes cause the pupils to reduce in size and by the time the photo is taken the pupils are small enough for the eye redness to substantially reduce.
The red-eye reduction feature does what it is supposed to do: reduce the red-eye effect but almost never is it completely prevented. There are many limitations to this feature for example pupils reaction time to light can vary. In addition this feature can have a side-effect that results in photos having people's eyes closed. The reason is that the pre-flash strobes blind the people and cause them to close their eyes.
Other ways to prevent red-eye
Increasing the light where photos are taken (for example by turning on the lights in a room before taking photos of people) causes people's pupils to reduce in size and eye redness to reduce.
Point the flash away from the eyes. Since red-eye is caused by flash light reflected from the retina the best way to prevent red-eye would be to eliminate such reflection as much as possible. In most cameras the angle between the flash and the lenses is narrow (this is especially true for built-in flash and pocket cameras) causing most of the flash to bounce back from the retina to the lenses. Increasing the angle (for example by using an external flash) reduces the reflected light. You can also use a bounce flash - by having the flash light bounce off a bright surface (a white wall or a professional reflector) most of the direct reflection from the retina can be eliminated.
Tucia Photo Enhancements
Perfect Real Estate Photos
Have a real estate photo that needs to be prefect? Remove dead spots in the lawn; get rid of cars on the driveway; change the weather and even change the color.
Tucia Photo to Art
Tucia Photo Editing
© 2009 David Lawrence
Comments on Tucia
fcinternetmarketing on July 14, 2013:
Really amazing !!!
annayjo on April 22, 2013:
I love playing with photos! This is fun!
lesliesinclair on April 08, 2013:
What wonderful tips, just an all around great resource.
The-Quirky-Banana on February 27, 2013:
Awesome lens- these are some amazing effects here! :D Good effort & creativity :)
Renaissance Woman from Colorado on January 27, 2013:
Very cool service. Amazing after effects.
ThanhQuach on January 19, 2013:
amazing online service.
anonymous on November 28, 2012:
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pawpaw911 on November 19, 2012:
That is some pretty amazing editing.
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anonymous on September 16, 2012:
I am new to tucia. I am excited learning about this.
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Srena44 on September 12, 2012:
PUATraining on September 10, 2012:
Thanks so much for introducing me to this service.
MimayManalo on August 29, 2012:
so interesting.. gonna check the website.. i really like editing pictures, it made my day very light... thanks for sharing :)
anonymous on July 26, 2012:
I'm interested in photography. These are great! Nice lens.
anonymous on July 10, 2012:
David Lawrence (author) from United States on July 08, 2012:
@norma-holt: Thank You!
norma-holt on July 08, 2012:
You are wonderful to share thes tips here in this great lens. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Photograpjy, Hugs
anonymous on June 16, 2012:
RhondaTrapp on May 24, 2012:
Awesome Creation !
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anonymous on April 30, 2012:
wow this funny
PaulRyan on April 15, 2012:
Very nice enhancements, especially the photo to art.
Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on April 08, 2012:
I like photo enhancements. They are of great help to my vanity:)
Never heard about Tucia before. Thanks!
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MichaelCharles on December 29, 2011:
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anonymous on December 13, 2011:
HeatherTodd1 on October 29, 2011:
This is really great post..Thanks
CreativeMind2011 on October 09, 2011:
A very artistic lens! I enjoyed browsing through your lens and I learned some creative ways to enhance photos.
adamfrench on October 03, 2011:
Impressive lens, thumbs up
mySuccess8 on August 20, 2011:
Thanks for sharing the possibilities for photo make-up.
cgrelease on August 10, 2011:
beautiful lens written, thanks for this!
Srena44 on August 02, 2011:
Patricia on July 27, 2011:
Lots of fun! Blessed!
nbrandt123 on June 29, 2011:
great! I must try this one on my ipod. Good Job!
CelinaHamm on June 21, 2011:
I have to say all your lenses are fabulous. Great information and sites on every one. Fantastic work!!!
abrahamgpg on June 21, 2011:
Never heard of Tucia before. By the looks of the sample photos above, it's sure to be a winner and well worth checking out.
anonymous on June 17, 2011:
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dahlia369 on April 01, 2011:
Nicely done & great resource. ***Angel blessed*** as part of the April Fools' Quest & featured on "My Life with Angel Wings" lens ... :)
BhaktinArt on March 18, 2011:
Great Lens! I have heard about Carbon Made too...
retisha on March 07, 2011:
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anonymous on January 29, 2011:
Carolan Ross from St. Louis, MO on January 20, 2011:
I may not need to invest my time & money into photo shop after all. This snap-happy shutterbug says ... THANKS MUCHO for all of your photo editing pearls of wisdom.
lasertek lm on November 04, 2010:
Nice! The enhance photos seems likely of magazine photos.
MariaGiselle on October 28, 2010:
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anonymous on September 28, 2010:
@EditPhotos: What is your blog dagsmith? I am a member of a group of photoshop artists looking to start a similar service to tucia. We are travelling the internet looking for insights to what makes them a valuable service? Plus elements of their service offering are missing. I would love to hear your thoughts or read you blog postings.
anonymous on September 08, 2010:
I'll have to check out Tucia, sounds interesting.
Say you have a monster up by your bio. ;)
anonymous on August 17, 2010:
anonymous on August 03, 2010:
what a wonderful work. i like it.
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QuiltFinger from Tennessee on April 17, 2010:
WOW, very impressive touch-ups. I'll have to keep them in mind. I'm sure it's a lot cheaper than paying a professional to take photo. Especially if you only need a one or two done.
anonymous on March 19, 2010:
Nice. Missing out allpopart.com and Phokki,com though.
David Lawrence (author) from United States on March 17, 2010:
@Slim101 LM: I write about a ton of free digital photo tools and services. Tucia is one of the few I pay for and the work they do is great!
Slim101 LM on March 17, 2010:
I just checked them out, and wow they do some awesome work. I'm glad I found your lens :)..
gsm5 on December 26, 2009:
Tiffany3 on October 28, 2009:
This is awesome! Thanks for blessing my sci-fi couples lens!
rodmart on September 27, 2009:
I'm checking this out - thanks!
beachbum_gabby on September 14, 2009:
cool and amazing tool.. i'll check this out now!
anonymous on June 29, 2009:
anonymous on May 28, 2009:
amazing......i just can't believe the price....
Bcookjr on May 15, 2009:
Very affordable service compared to other services.