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My photo editing services include:

Creating special images for website/blog/social media use, including badges (like the "Graphic Design" image at top right) and headers.

Optimizing your photos for online use

Optimizing image size for a particular use

Resizing image files so they will load quickly.

Scanning print photos into the computer and saving them in an
appropriate file type.

Creating photo albums on DVD.

"Cleaning up" photos - removing marks, removing unsightly background features like power lines, fixing "red-eye", cropping, straightening tilted images, etc.

Advice as to whether an image file is suitable for the use you had planned.


I can edit digital photos and images for use on websites, in PowerPoint or other slideshow-creating programs, or on social media profiles - each of which has different requirements.   I can edit your image to fit the various requirements.

Facebook Business Page header:  851 x 315px.
Twitter header:  1252 x 262px (note: any text should be on the right-hand side, not the middle)
WordPress Zero Gravity Theme header:  1096 x 250px (different themes have different-sized headers)
YouTube Channel Art:  a main image 2560 x 1440px, with the main focus in an area in the centre that’s 1546 x 423px.

>>Note:  every time you re-save a JPG file the quality degrades, to the extent that a JPG file that has been saved multiple times becomes no longer useable.  Where possible, send JPGs that have not been worked on or re-saved.


What if the image you want to use is a print (film or non-digital) photo?  I can scan in your print photos and edit them for you.  Editing the resulting image will probably include removing smudges, stains and tears - which can be very time-consuming (or even impossible) with very old or badly damaged photos.  Usually, though, scanning and editing a print photo will still result in a clearer, better image, even if it isn't possible to remove all the imperfections.

>>Note:  scanned-in print photos usually will not give you as good an image as a digital photo.  I recommend using digital photos for most business uses.  On the other hand, scanning in your family print photos is an excellent way to put together a digital family photo album, or simply to preserve your old photos in another format.


My Virtual Assistant services are available to small business clients in the Digby area of Nova Scotia (Digby, Clementsvale, Bear River, Annapolis Royal), and by Internet anywhere in Canada.

INITIAL CONSULTATION: before beginning to work together, we will discuss your needs in a free personal consultation (in person or by phone or email).  

WORKSITE:  I generally work from my home office where I have all the tools and equipment I need, but I can work on-site with local clients in the Digby area of Nova Scotia.  


FILE FORMAT:  Usually digital files will be sent to me in JPG format, but most other formats (TIF, PNG, etc.) are also acceptable.  Properly-sized JPG files are fine for both online and print use, and are acceptable at places like Shoppers Drug  if you want to use a commercial printer.  

If you prefer a different file format for your finished image, please specify the format you want when you order.  I can save digital files to a very wide variety of formats.  

>>Note:  It is possible to reduce a photo image with no problem, but an image cannot be made larger without losing quality.  Please send the largest possible original image.


Hourly:  $15/hour, usually billed monthly.
Or you can pre-pay for a block of time in advance.  (With a pre-paid block I will send you a timesheet showing the time used and the amount remaining).

Scanning and basic editing of a single print photograph usually takes around 15 minutes.  Basic editing of a digital image usually takes around 10 minutes.
Mail or courier costs (for sending and returning print photos for scanning/editing) are the responsibility of the client.

Interested?  Contact me to arrange a free initial meeting.

Photo editing services - Dustwood Media.


If you are using images for anything, you need to be aware of - and in compliance with - copyright.  The client is responsible for making sure that he or she has copyright to any images being used.  

Find more information
on copyright and Creative Commons licenses on the Copyright page.

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Prefer to edit your own photos?  Check out my Photo Editing Tips page for helpful hints.

Have your photos cleaned up, straightened up, or prepared for special uses.  From fixing small problems like red-eye, tilted horizons, and minor scratches and marks, to preparing images for use as Facebook covers, YouTube Channel Art, family photo albums and more, my photo editing services will transform your digital or print photos.