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Color Correction in PhotoDay
Color Correction in PhotoDay

Learn all about PhotoDay's Post-Processing Color Correction Service

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PhotoDay’s Color Correction service intelligently edits your photos by automatically adjusting exposure, contrast, white balance, saturation, and even gamma to deliver a professional look for every image. Color corrections process in minutes, so your workflow can keep rolling smoothly. Learn more about our Post-Processing Services.

This article can be used as a pre-flight checklist and is meant to ensure successful Color Correction results. Keep reading for some frequently asked questions and recommendations.

Ready to get started? Head to this section for step-by-step instructions.

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How does it work?

Color Corrections in PhotoDay are quick and easy! Here’s how it works:

  1. Create a Post-Processing job in PhotoDay.

    • Just go to Job > Services > Post-Processing

    • Select the services you’d like: Color Correction, Knockouts, or both.

    • Upload your photos.

  2. Purchase PhotoDay Credits to pay for the services.

  3. Receive an email when the job is done processing—which is usually in minutes.

  4. You can download the edited images, move them to the corresponding PhotoDay job—or both!

Note: Because you can download the images directly to your computer, you don’t have to sell your photos on PhotoDay to use this service.

Ready to get started? Jump to this section for step-by-step instructions.

What kind of Color Correction does PhotoDay offer?

PhotoDay’s Color Correction service intelligently edits your photos by automatically adjusting exposure, contrast, white balance, saturation, and gamma.

Color Correction works best with images photographed in standard lighting backgrounds, environmental scenes, portrait backgrounds, and more. For more artistic, stylized, gelled, or moody lighting, Color Correction might not be an ideal choice. For example: if shadows are intentionally dark, it will lighten them; if tones are intentionally warm, it will cool them. We recommend testing a few of your photos as a sample run to see the results with your own lighting style.

Jump to the examples section of this article to see before/after photos.

How much does it cost?

Color Correction can be purchased with PhotoDay Credits. Color Correction costs 1 credit per image.

Additional FAQ

How long does it take?

Color Correction jobs process quickly—like before-you-finish-your-coffee fast! Thanks to AI, Color Corrections can be completed any time of day and on any day of the week.

Can I download my files?

Yes! Once your Color Corrections are completed, you will have the option to download the edited photos.

What if I don't like the Color Corrections?

If you have any questions or concerns about your Color Corrections, please reach out to us at Please be sure to read the suggestions below. We suggest trying a small sample Color Correction job to test how it works on your images.

How will I know when my Color Correction job is complete?

You will receive an email from (to your studio account email address) letting you know your Color Corrections are ready with a link to view them. Be sure to check your spam!

Do I have to publish my jobs on PhotoDay to use the Color Corrections service?

Nope! Studios are welcome to create a free PhotoDay account and use our Post-Processing services without publishing any galleries.

Can I submit more than 1 Color Correction job within the same PhotoDay job/gallery?

Absolutely! If you need another round of edits for the same job, just go to the PhotoDay Job > Services > and create a new Post-Processing job.

Can I upload images to my job, then submit them for Color Correction without re-uploading them in the Services section?

No, you will need to follow these steps to submit images for Color Correction.


How to submit a Color Correction job

After you've created a job, navigate to the Services section:

Select “Add your first post-processing job here”

This opens a window where you can select which Post-Processing services you wish to use. In this case, select Color Correction and then click “Create.”

This will bring you to the Post-Processing timeline, where you can now upload which photos you’d like to color correct.

Upload your photos as either a group of files or a folder of images.

After you’ve uploaded your photos, you’ll be required to review them—just to make sure everything you want is in there.

After you’ve reviewed it, click “Submit"

Then "Agree and Submit"

…your photos will be automatically color corrected in a matter of minutes. You’ll receive an email when it’s done!

After Color Correction is complete, you’ll be able to either download your photos or move them directly to your job where you can publish them in the gallery.

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