How to Give an iPhone Selfie a Makeover

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Krome's Pro Photo Editors Transform Selfies from iPhone App

One of our favorites, and most common transformations, is taking a quick snapshot in a car and turning it into a glamour shot that looks like it was photographed in a professional studio. - Eduardo Llach, CEO and Founder of Krome Photos

Krome Photos, creators of the popular app that connects iPhone photos to a global team of certified Photoshop experts, shares their tips for giving a “selfie” a makeover.

“Krome editors see a large variety of selfies each day,” commented Eduardo Llach, CEO and founder of Krome Photos. “One of our favorites, and most common transformations, is taking a quick snapshot in a car and turning it into a glamour shot that looks like it was photographed in a professional studio.”

Krome editors can perform makeover sensations on selfies for as little as 50 cents via their iOS app. Or, for larger transformations, customers opt for the Custom Retouch service so that Krome’s certified experts will smooth skin tones, remove unwanted items, whiten teeth, brighten eyes, improve or replace colors, sharpen, and even change the background.

Krome’s editors have vast experience improving selfies. Here are some of their creative tips:

Camera Position: Hold the camera high for the most flattering angles and to avoid a double chin. Instead of viewing the camera head-on, try changing the angle so that one shoulder is facing the camera, which leads the viewer's eye into the shot and towards the face.

Lighting: Use natural lighting whenever possible. It creates a softer look than the harsh, bright light of the flash. If possible, take photos outside or near a window.

Group Shots: Pose with friends, pets, family and babies. With a smartphone in hand, any location can be a photo booth!

Storytelling: Using a selfie for an online profile? Compose the photo to include a piece of personal story to provide depth to profile.

Know Your Phone: Use your iPhone headphone’s volume buttons to take a shot from further away and avoid blurry photos due to an unstable hand. iPhone users be aware that photos taken with the front-facing camera are lower resolution, so we advise always using the main camera.

Retouch: Krome's team of editors are always available to help perfect photos. A pro photo editor can remove unwanted objects from the background, correct the color and contrast of the photo, or anything needed to make a photo perfect.

The ‘selfie’ was the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013 word of year. It is a noun defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”

About Krome Photos
Krome Photos is a San Francisco company that connects iPhone photographers with professional photo editors instantly. Krome Photos is a completely new class of mobile offering and the only service available for professional retouching via the iPhone. The Krome app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store onto a phone. Its elegance comes from the fact that it simply connects your important mobile phone photos directly to real human retouching professionals with just a tap of the screen. Prices range from 50 cents for Express Retouching to $6.99 for Custom Retouching where you can ask for almost anything to be retouched on your photo. Try the app now with a $10 credit towards retouching and printing offerings.

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