By now, all of us have seen articles and videos showing how Photoshop and other image-enhancing software is used to manipulate images.
However, the short video clip below is one the best I have see showing to what extreme it can be used.
The video adds fuel to the growing debate over whether or not images should feature labels saying whether or not they have been Photoshopped.
Two years ago, a group of teenaged girls tried (unsuccessfully) to pressure Teen Vogue to stop using heavily-manipulated images urging that such images were unrealistic and hurt vulnerable girls’ self-esteem. Critics fired back that such images are fantasy and that the consumers of such images either already know that or should be aware that is the case.
Regardless of how you stand on the debate, it is worth saying (again) that sometimes what you see isn’t really what you get.
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Ed: Sara Crolick