Boots stores offer Kodak facial photo retouching99p for in-store Kodak 'Photoshop' service

13 August 2009

Kodak Boots Photoshop before and after face blemish

Kodak has launched a facial photo retouching service exclusively in Boots stores, that lets consumers edit their photos prior to printing, to remove facial blemishes and make themselves appear more beautiful.

The service offers a high-street alternative to photo editing at home, either for consumers who are in a hurry and want a simple way to touch up their holiday snaps, or those who don't have a PC or Mac and photo-editing software at home.

Which? has reviewed photo-editing software, ranging from free software such as Google Picasa 3 and GNU Gimp, to Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro and Apple iPhoto, so you can find easy-to-use Best Buy photo-editing software. 

According to Boots, 'it is only natural that everyone wants to flaunt their best pose in their holiday snaps, but as we well know, this doesn’t always go to plan!' The company suggests that as the popularity of social media sites such as Facebook increases, so does people's need to achieve perfection in their photos.

Boots in-store Kodak photo service 'makes you look beautiful'

The in-store photo editing service claims to 'quickly and easily help you achieve model-esque photos, from straightening your smile to zapping unsightly blemishes'. Based on the sample before and after photos above, the service seems able to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and remove freckles if required. 

The Kodak service is available in over 1,000 Boots stores for 99p per 8x6-inch photo, or in 76 larger Boots stores across the UK, you can retouch a 10x8-inch photo for £3.19 per image.

Which? has also reviewed all the photography equipment and software you need to take, print and share perfect photos. From reviews of more than 270 compact digital cameras to printer reviews, plus advice on buying digital camera accessories. 

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