Recently, Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive asked readers to comment on how the magazine and website should handle photo-editing.

77% of readers though it was okay to get rid of blemishes on the skin, stray hairs and wrinkles in clothing (75%). But only 43% of Glamour readers  thought that any changes other than these were acceptable. That’s less than half of the surveyed women, and Glamour took notice.




In response, Leive released this statement:

“Yes, we DO do it—and so do most fashion publications in the age of digital photography, since retouching includes everything from darkening a sky so a headline reads better to keeping models’ nipples from showing through a shirt (done in our March issue—twice!). But as your responses make clear, retouching has its limits—or should—and Glamour plans to take a stronger role in setting ours. You told us you don’t want little things like freckles and scars removed, and we agree; those are the kinds of details that make each woman on the planet unique and beautiful. And while our policy has always been not to alter a woman’s body shape, we’ll also be asking photographers we hire not to manipulate body size in the photos we commission, even if a celebrity or model requests a digital diet (alas, it happens).“ (Via: Glamour.com)

Now that there is technology out that can show how much a picture has been altered, perhaps magazines and ads will have to have a warning label: Attention, we have changed this gorgeous woman (or man) to standards that society has set.

Check out the photo gallery for other beauties Photoshopped for not being perfect enough.

Lovelies, do you retouch your photos? How do you feel about magazines and advertisers manipulating bodies using Photoshop?

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