It seems that Photoshopped photos are everywhere now. It’s hard to find a magazine on the newsstand that shows no signs of Photoshop. And lots of online blogs make this out to be a bad thing. I wonder if people are really offended by Photoshop, or are they used to it? Maybe, people just don’t care anymore.
I know that some people are still offended by these photos. But you can’t please everyone. And I know that some people don’t pay attention to magazines and celebrity gossip, so they probably don’t even know or care about Photoshopped photos.
I personally don’t have a problem with Photoshopped photos. I find them beautiful as long as they still look real. When a photo has been Photoshopped way too much to the point that the person does not look real, that is when I have a problem. But other than that, I think Photoshopping is fine.
People who are offended by these photos often say that they are not sending the right message. In my opinion, the message these photos send is reality. They show that no matter what, someone will try to change you and that pretty girls always win. I know that is a very loaded statement, but it stands pretty true from what I’ve seen and experienced.
And on the flip side: do people really want to see the original “ugly” photos? Some of them are pretty bad. I don’t think I would buy a magazine with an un-Photoshopped cover if it was really bad. Actually, I know I wouldn’t buy it. To be honest, I think Photoshop is a necessary evil. A lot of people say they don’t like it, but I don’t think they wouldn’t like the alternative either.
And I think that the majority of people know that these celebs are Photoshopped on the covers of magazines. Most people know that they are not that perfect in real life. But beauty sells in this country.
Check out the gallery for some more before and after Photoshopped celebs.
What is your take on Photoshopped photos? Are you offended by them, don’t really care or do you prefer them?