I agree - users need to have a clear upfront understanding of the “Editors Touch”. They should know it is a “basic” enhancement of exposure, color, tone and perhaps a “minor” crop or noise reduction etc. It is better for them to have lower expectations and be “wowed” with better than promised results then to “assume” ET means a “transformation.”
Users should be “plainly” directed to a “Tailor Edit” if they want significant changes such as background exchanges, hair clean-up, restorations, multiple body imperfections, gain/noise added etc.
I have had the same thoughts come across my mind re: expectations & User feedback leading to bad reviews and a lower rating.
I love doing restorations - http://www.cnysmile.com/Sample-Edits/ I spend a LOT of time on them.
When I saw these taped up photos as an Editors Touch – it told me the User had no idea what they were asking for as an ET. It was after midnight , so I simply passed.
It is all about managing expectations. If I bring my car to the dealer for a repair – I expect it to be fixed – if I then see it has been washed & vacuumed for “free” I feel happy and valued by getting more than expected – I did not expect a paint job or dent repair.
OK – I gotta get back to work now. LOL
Have a great week everyone.