The main purpose of editing photos is to make them better. The purpose of retouching the photos is to remove imperfections. Photo Retouching goes a step beyond editing/adjustment. This is where, for example, in a portrait, you will go back and smooth the skin, reduce or eliminate lines and wrinkles, remove glasses glare, even remove some stray hairs. Much of that can be done in Lightroom, or if you prefer you can go to Photoshop or Elements. Of course, there are many other apps and programs out there that can do the job. The most common software to do so are with Adobe, and Adobe is the Gold Standard. One of the greatest things about digital (so far as I am concerned) is that this can be done so seamlessly as to be invisible.
Above are 2 Pics (1) Before Photo Retouching & (2) After
In editing, while doing photo retouching you can swap faces or remove blemishes and dark spots on your skin (if it’s a person’s pic), either way you can brighten the photo and make it look natural because The sensors in digital cameras are not so powerful as our eyes, so they take photos that are not clear enough. So, we need to work on the images using a variety of tools and techniques, and this art is known as photo retouching. The goal is to make them look as real as possible. The natural glamour on any picture is very important to present it. Just Like any other photo editing service, photo retouching is also one of the mighty important things to do if you want to make it seem natural and amazingly beautiful.
Photo Retouching may be in various ways, such as color change, background remove, making a shadow, liquify shapes, fix imperfection of photos, etc. You can do these tasks yourself or take bits of the help of others like a photo editing company or a freelancer.