2008 & Earlier Reviews

Reviews and Testimonials from Our Clients – 2006, 07 and 08

We opened for business in January, 2006. Here are some of the emails that we received from clients in 2006-2008.  They were very happy with our photo retouching and repair of damaged old photographs, and you will be too!

DISCLAIMER: These testimonials are generally representative of what our clients write, although many or most clients don’t comment either positively or negatively. Just a handful of clients have sent complaints. We did not provide any discounts, freebies or other incentives to the people who sent the praise shown below, and we do not request testimonials from our clients…but we are happy to receive them!

  • From a professional photographer who was updating his web site: I am very happy with all 6 photos. Great job as usual.
  • Client: Thanks again for the first one it turned out great!
  • We fixed a bad front tooth, along with some background changes and blemish removal for this client: That looks GREAT!!! I have sent payment to you today. Thanks again for your wonderful work!!
  • From a client who we have worked with several times: Looks great.
  • We removed some distractions from photos for this client: Thanks Miles! They are fantastic, I’m still in awe of the powers of retouching!
  • From a repeat client, who guessed correctly that many clients come back to 399Retouch again and again for retouching or photo repair work: Here is another.(I am sure you guys have repeat customers up the wahzoo!) I appreciate you…Spectacular!
  • We retouched a mother-daughter photo for this client: It looks wonderful. You must get this a LOT, but you are awesome! God bless your day!
  • From an advertising student in Los Angeles: Thank you for the quick turnaround! I was happy to refer you to [my sister] – after showing her the work you did, it wasn’t much of a hard sell! You’re great – thanks again.
  • From a professional photographer: Wow! Looks GREAT to me!
  • From a client: Miles, It’s perfect! Thank you
  • We retouched a wedding photo for this client to slim the bride and groom, and converted it to b&w: thanks a bunch!!
  • We fixed the background in a photo of a young boy for this client: Looks awesome!! Thank you!
  • We improved a snapshot showing 5 generations of a family for this client: Thanks again for all your help. The pictures look terrific! And your customer service is awesome!
  • From an older male client: WOW!!!! Thanks so much!
  • From a client: Thank you for the great work and the quick turnaround
  • From the parent/manager of a child actress: Thank You the pic looks great! Yes please do all five [and] we will send the others soon
  • From a client, prior to sending a third group of photographs: Thanks for the photos, they look really great.
  • From a U.S. client: Thank you very much for the photo work and all of your help and advice.
  • From a professional photographer: Looks Great.
  • From an American commercial photographer: You nailed it.
  • From a professional photographer in Texas: that is beautiful! You do magic. The garage door sans branch is a piece of artwork!
  • From that same commercial photog: OK, client loves youse guys.
  • From a model: great job…this is exactly what i am looking for…:)
  • From an Australian bride: Thanks for these, they are great!
  • From a client who sent a large number of wedding and reception photos: It looks great. I am so greatfull that I found your site. I am already satisfied. I like it!! I really really like it.
  • From a vocalist: Thank you for the first image,great job.
  • From a home staging professional: Wow!! Thanks for making the person on the photo disappear! It’s like a magic trick! Thanks for the great service….fast too!
  • From a repeat customer, accompanying another photo: My family loved the last picture you guys corrected for us.
  • From another repeat custome, accompanying another photo: I used your service last year and was very happy with it. I am attaching [a new photo]…
  • From a client: Thank you, Miles. By the way, I like the fact that you don’t work with porn. Probably few retouchers would make that decision since it would cost them business.
  • From a recording artist: Great job Miles. Will sent more work soon. Thanks for your very professional help. Blessings
  • From a client who sent a photo of a friend. She will send the retouched photo to FakeMagazines.com, for a birthday gift for him: Thank you for the wonderful job on the “magazine cover” photo. The Bday boy looks great!
  • From an entrepreneur, whose business card we cleaned up: I’m very happy with your work and have given your name to others
  • From the owner of a sports academy. We updated photos of some of his athletes: Thanks for all your service. You are Great! I know where to go…maybe you can touch up some of my ugly pictures now 🙂
  • From a bride who sent photos of her South Pacific wedding: Wow that was quick! I hadn’t even finished writing the email to say thanks these [proofs] are great!
  • From a professional photographer in the U.S.: Thanks for editing the picture. It is extremely well done!
  • From a repeat client: Have I told you lately 399 Retouch Rocks!!!
  • From a professional photographer in Texas. We removed a person from a photo, and visually re-created what was behind him: I think it is wonderful! I don’t know how you folks do it, but this one came out fantastic!
  • From a client in Australia: I am sorry it’s taken me this long to get around to thanking you for my wonderful photos, I couldn’t be happier! 🙂 I will definitely be using your services again in the future and wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to my friends. So thank you once again
  • From a client in New York City: Miles, they look really great. Thank you so very much. I am so happy to be working with you.
  • From a professional photographer: Looks good! Detail and skin texture is still there and nothing looks out of place. I will be sending more retouching work your way.
  • From the mother of a beauty contestant: oh my gosh it is beautiful
  • We restored an old snapshot for this client: Great work. More to come later!!!!!!!!!!!
  • From a male client who submitted a portrait snapshot: This looks fine.
  • From a photographer: I love it! It looks so great except for one thing…. [Oops! He was right. We fixed the problem and the next day he wrote, “It looks totally great! Thank you so much.”]
  • From a new bride in Sydney, Australia: Perfect! Thank you very much
  • From a U.S. client: You are fantastic!
  • From a U.S. East Coast university student: Thank you SO much! They look wonderful! This was my first time getting my pictures retouched, and now I know of a great company that does a great job.
  • From a client: I like the job you did here…Great job at a great price.
  • From an African-American model: Thanks again for the speedy service. You are very talented. Thank you very much.
  • From a jewelry designer, regarding some product photos: thank you it looks great
  • From a professional photographer who accidentally did an entire shoot with a foreign object on the camera lens: You really did an amazing job [of fixing the defects].
  • From a professional photographer, during planning for correction of a group of photos: Awesome. I can’t tell you how great it is to work with a company that is as attentive as you are. I’m not even an “official” customer yet and I want to write a testimonial.
  • From a new husband, regarding their wedding photo: Thanks a million for the excellent job.
  • From a young male client: looks great
  • From a European client. We opened the eyes of someone in a photo for him: You done a great job with the photo! It’s amazing what can be done nowadays. I am very pleased with the result and many thanks again
  • From an American professional photographer: Your work is excellent
  • From a male client: It’s great! I like the changes.
  • From an actor: Looks terrific! I’ve got two more pix for ya. Nice job!
  • From a client, regarding an old photo of her mom: the work you did on restoring it is very very good!
  • Regarding a photo for a book cover: Thanks for your good work. Will definitely call on you when we have more work of this nature.
  • From a product photographer: Thanks. you’re the Best 🙂
  • Photo of a fan with her 2 favorite stars: It looks so much better! I love the new picture!
  • From a coach: That’s amazing! You totally got it right! You are a miracle worker! I had no idea you could do that much with it! Better than I had hoped for!…I had the photographer look at the first version you sent and he was blown away, he thought you did a fabulous job and was really impressed – so keep up the super great work, and you can add me (and him!) to the list of raving fans you probably already have!
  • From a professional photographer. We removed two people from a photograph and re-constructed the scenery behind them: Nice job! Thanks
  • From a photographer in the Chicago area: OMG! These ROCK!!! I LOVE these!!!!!!!! I am totally going to use this one for my updated bus cards. I ADORE this one now!!!
  • From a male client: Excellent job :-))))) thanks very much Miles!
  • From a repeat client in the entertainment industry: Once again, you rock! Thanks so much!
  • From a professional photographer who normally does his own retouching: Nice work.
  • From a fashion stylist: Thanks miles! I love it! Thank you so much!
  • From a new bride: I love all four of them.
  • From a professional photographer: I am enclosing extra money since A) You do a great job and B) you price yourself too low for this work (I know, why should I complain) [Note: All tips received go 100% to the retoucher who did the work.]
  • From a manufacturer, whose catalog photos we cleaned up to remove shadows, etc.: The pictures look great!
  • From a client with a rush job: Wow. You are really amazing. It is more than I hoped for! You are extremely talented, the quality of work is excellent, super customer service, and great prices!
  • From a corporate executive: Thank you very much for your work on picture with [extremely well known person]!!!
  • From the manager of a dance troupe: Before: “This picture is our most important picture. It needs to attract people to our show. Its got to be Mysterious, exciting and exotic.” After: “Wow your fast…We love the way the girls look, perfect.”
  • Thanks for the good work and fast turnaround. I’ve sent the funds and have two additional photos that I’d like to have retouched in a similar manner.
  • thanks for your work, I am completely sattisfied
  • You have done some nice work for me. Thank you!
  • I absolutely appreciate Miles and his team for doing my pictures in such a fast turnaround time.
  • From the mother of a sailor: It looks beautiful! Thank you so much! I’m really glad I found you. I really appreciate all the care you’ve taken with these photos. They were really special, since we don’t know when our son will be home again.
  • It’s PERFECT. Thank you.
  • From a bride: “They all look great- thank you so much!”
  • From a well-known entrepreneur: “It looks fantastic Thank You!”
  • We transplanted a total of 4 heads to make certain everyone was looking in the right direction and smiling in a photo of an extended family: “Thank you Miles. It is amazing what you can do with a little Photoshop magic. I think everyone will be pleased with this photo now – and that is not easy with so many people involved!”
  • From a corporate client in Washington, D.C.: Thank you. The proof looks great !!
  • Reacting to a “face transplant” project: You are amazing! I almost didn’t ask you to do this because I didn’t think the photo would come out looking natural.
  • From an entertainer in Chicago: You’re fabulous! Thank you so much, Miles. It really looks great. I will pass your website around to all my friends!
  • From a candidate for public office: PERFECTION has been achieved. Will submit payment this evening. I hope this is a start to a wonderful digital relationship. Is there somewhere I can submit a testimonial or glowing reference? I just can’t believe you were able to make those changes so now I KNOW you really can make me close to photo perfect!
  • From an author, for the cover photo of a book: You did a beautiful job with the skin….Beautiful! Thanks so much. I will definitely have some more projects in the future.
  • From a bride: Everything looks beautiful, thank you.
  • From a professional: “That’s incredible! You made me look 10 years younger!”
  • From a model: “If you need an ego boost, the pictures are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much, you did a great job! I am thrilled.”
  • From a professional photographer: “These look really awesome!”
  • From a model: “This looks great!!! Thank you so much.”
  • From a professional photographer: “oh my god…these are amazing”
  • From a model: “This is awesome!”
  • From another model: “The 3 photos you sent me are absolutly perfect. Much better than I could have hoped.”
  • From a businesswoman: “Thank you very much- this is exactly what I needed. I will recommend you.”
  • From a female client: “After going on to loads of different retouching and airbrushing services, I felt that 399Retouch was exactly what I was looking for, and the examples on your page were the best I’d seen on any site… The service was very quick, I wasn’t waiting weeks or even days to get the pictures back, communication between company and client was excellent and I felt that I was putting my pictures in the right hands. You clearly know what you are doing, and tried the best you could to give me what I wanted. Overall, I would use your service time and time again and will be reccomending the service to everyone I know! When you think you have a really good original picture, it’s hard to imagine what it would look like retouched, but I was amazed at the difference of original to retouched photo. What an improvement! I didn’t think it was possible!”
  • From a male client: “Wow that is great. You really have something with this touch up service. The picture came out wonderful.”
  • From another male client: “Now that was awesome… I like it.”
  • From a photo-restoration client: “Thank you so much for your service. I will refer you to EVERYONE I know.”
  • From an African-American model: “The pictures look amazing. They look absolutely wonderful. And you rock for getting these to me so quickly. I just sent payment (plus tip) via paypal.”
  • From a proud mom: “Hi Miles, the picture looks great!”
  • From a model: “[T]he photos look AMAZING.”
  • From an African-American model: “I LOVE YOU GUYS!”
  • From a bride: “Miles, it looks perfect!”
  • “Great job with the photo!” [The client had two photos and needed a face on one copied to the other one.]
  • From a European director: “I am delighted to have found your online service – you are really a magician!” [and later] As usual, your work is flawless! What a world of difference”
  • From a mother: “Thank you so much for the beautiful work. Now if only I could really look like that. Thanks to 7 kids my body is not the same. After finally having my daughter ( only girl ) I wanted a great keepsake picture. Thanks to you I am not ashamed to frame it for all to see. I will definitely use you in the future. I have tons of other flaws to hide!!”
  • From an author and columnist: “That’s perfect…I have to send this in [to the publisher] and I don’t want anyone to suspect that it’s been retouched.”
  • From a mom, about a photo of the family: “The photo looks great and it was SO quick!! THANKS!! I’m very pleased!”
  • From a dad: “Nice work” and later “perfect as always”
  • From a mom-to-be: “Thank you so much for these images – they are also very beautiful.” and later, “I am thrilled with the outcome of the photos and the whole process has been very easy. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”
  • From a professional photographer: “…its awesome! Do the other two, let me know the total.”
  • From a client: “Miles…another great retouch…Thanks very much.”
  • From a client in his eighties: “Just wanted to tell you….I don’t know whether you…or an associate retouched the photo but it is EXCELLENT…. (I feel a bit like Dorian Gray- somewhere in a closet there’s a portrait of an ugly old man…) I will show the end result to [professional photographer] tonight and I know she’ll be very impressed. She does a lot of wedding photography stuff and I’m sure, she’ll avail herself of your talent. I find the whole “photo shop” technology fascinating. Know that I will be a return customer.”
  • From an Arizona client: “Thanks again for your work, it’s very nice.”
  • From a returning client with a new challenge: “You worked miracles with the last 2 photos, but I wanted to see if this one was something you do, as well?” [Answer: Yes.]
  • From an attorney: “This is great.”
  • From a wife, regarding gift photos for her husband: “I loved the pictures and just wanted to personally thank you.”
  • From a dog owner: “Very nice work.”
  • Regarding the restoration of an old photo with creases and missing areas: “Beautiful Job, Miles”
  • From the manager of a dance troupe: “This picture is our most important picture. It needs to attract people to our show. Its got to be Mysterious, exciting and exotic.” and “Wow your fast…We love the way the girls look, perfect.”
  • From Monty Robison of Pendleton, Oregon: “Words cannot even begin express how pleased I am with the results I acheived form Miles and the entire staff at 399retouch.com. They took a fairly faded Polaroid scanned image from over 5 years ago and transformed it into an absolute work of art. When I first received the proof image for my approval it literally took my breath away. There were a few very minor adjustments I requested and they jumped right on it. The overall end result was so far beyond my expectations I can’t even begin to describe it. Experience it for yourself. I most highly recommend 399retouch.com. If you want truly first rate enhancements at a very reasonable price this is the place to be. I’d be more than happy to have them show my before and after images so you can see for yourself the quality that these fine folks strive for and acheive.”
  • From a client: “This head transplant turned out great.” (In the original image of a group of people, one lady was partially hidden. We borrowed her head from another photo and placed it into a vacant area of the group shot so she could be seen.)
  • From a client: Thank you Miles. The picture looks fantastic! My husband will really like this picture since it is one of the last ones he has with his sister before she passed away. You are quick, professional and affordable.
  • What a client said about a photo of herself and her BF: WOW what a difference! You did a terrific job! love it!
  • From a Louisiana photographer: They look fantastic. Great work….Excellent job. Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate your work.
  • From a New York actress: Once again, lovely work. Your efforts to get it right are much appreciated! xoxoxo
  • A returning client who knows what husbands are for: This looks great! And thanks for the quick turn around – really appreciate it! My husband will take care of the payment.
  • A Texas executive: You all do great work as I will certainly consider your company for my company’s executive photos!
  • A model wrote: It looks great and I’m very pleased. Thank you. I can tell I’ll be using your services in the future. Please go ahead with the second photo.
  • From a client who had a snapshot of herself standing with a national leader: Thank you! You guys did a grat job. I really appreciate the time you took to make this once in a life time picture the best!
  • From an African-American model: Thanks for the photo. I love the face. It’s exactly what I was looking for! Please send the invoice.

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