Industry - Photography
Client - This image processing case study is about a customer based in the US. He owns a couple of studios and was looking to expand his business in other parts of the globe.
The requirement was to modify more than 5,00,000 images and to perform image enhancement tasks within a very short deadline. Our client used to send us at least 100 folders every day through the FTP folder and the folders contained at least 50 images. We had to edit images on a regular basis and send the outcomes to the client for review.
Finding the right people and creating teams for the project was the first thing we had to do. As voluminous images were meant to be processed, relying on a single team for offering timely and quality image processing services was risky. Also, the images to be processed were meant to serve multiple purposes and for different domains. While a king part of them were for real estate and fashion industry, there were also old photos to be restored and likewise.
We had to carry out a wide variety of image manipulations which include, simple photo retouching, clipping, masking, cropping, correction of colour, contrast, sharpness, hues and saturation etc., background editing, panorama stitching, perspective correction and a lot more. So, the skillsets needed for accomplishing these tasks were not the same; it was quite different.
Hence, we formed 5 teams with 8-10 members each to do different image processing tasks. There were animators, designers and also skilled image editing professionals in the team who mastered all relevant digital photo post processing software programs and tools such as Adobe Photoshop CS6, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark Express and Coral Draw etc.
Being a professional photo editing company, we had enough resources as backup and thus we added more members to teams whenever they were struggling to meet deadlines. This was of immense help to stay in line with the client’s specified timeframes.
Additionally we had an expert quality control team consisting of highly experienced professionals who assured at every phase of the project that all the teams are staying adhered to the our set standard practices for achieving apex level of quality.
We assured that the customer enjoyed complete peace of mind and security throughout the process. For the same, each and every designer was provided with a separate username and password. Proper legal documents were signed to reassure the same.
The delivery was prompt and most of times well in advance. As the workforce in US is more expensive, by outsourcing to us, the client saved significantly. Also, his sales leapfrogged by 70% owing to our quality work.