The beauty of Digital portrait is you can take the image and with the right program and lots of patience you can create an amazing work of art, the looks authentic. However the difference between editing a photograph is big. It takes me around two minutes to edit an image ready to send to the printers. It take's any where form 3 to 20 hours editing an image to a oil painting. I personal think the time spent is relaxing and the final image well worth the time.