Please don't do this to your photos!

Photo retouched image by Vladimir Gjorgiev via Shutterstock
September 6, 2020 12:49pm CST
First and foremost, everyone is beautiful in their own skin. Everyone is created uniquely and we need to embrace our flaws. I just find it quite alarming that most in social media nowadays rely on photo editing just to make them feel beautiful. Just because everyone is posting an overly filtered and overly edited pic of them means you need to jump into that trend. One of a friend on my Facebook friend's list I noticed she's been overly editing her photos and I understand she has a lot of insecurities but a little touch up is fine but hers just go over the top and is very much obvious, It just don't seem too realistic anymore. And for her to caption posts like hashtags no filter just adds more to the intrigue. I do hope people are confident to shed their own natural beauty on social media. And not just rely on editing tools to look and feel good. Photo courtesy of Vladimir Gjorgiev via Shutterstock
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• Sonora, California
6 Sep 20
I generally edit photos of my niece, not because she’s not beautiful but because she’s a minor...
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• Sonora, California
6 Sep 20
@StyleWithSense No problem, I actually try to edit her, in a way others won’t recognize because there are weirdos but of course for printed pictures most are unedited
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6 Sep 20
@Michellekidwell Yeah that make sense. Protection is really needed for minors most especially when posting on social media cos you never know who lurks or screenshot those pics. Thanks again for the response! Hope your day is well.
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6 Sep 20
I see. I mean there is nothing wrong on editing mynute details but like mature people editing as if their face is totally a different person is a another thing. Thank you so much for your response!
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@Adie04 (17360)
7 Sep 20
Aye, I agree with your post. That's why I never posted my face in social media or anywhere because I feel a bit insecure. Photo editing could lead to other cyber bully too. I heard a case some edit too much of a photo and use it to cyber crime to fool others.
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7 Sep 20
I mean there is nothing wrong with photo editing if the intention is just to diminish any mynute detail like a pimple perhaps but to some they go to the extent like literally look like so artificial and unbelievable. Thanks for your response!
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7 Sep 20
@Adie04 Yeah it would be a raise to one's eyebrows when seeing someone so different from their profile photo in real life. Thanks for your response!
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@Adie04 (17360)
7 Sep 20
@StyleWithSense I don't like photo editing. I rather be natural. Like, I want the same impression people give when at the picture and meeting real! I know few person who does heavily photo editing and I was like - drama queen
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@psanasangma (5884)
• India
7 Sep 20
Last night I was taking few picture of myself and trying the phone edit version.. What I found was that .. the edit photo app can really change your face but not hands and neck.. I do not know which software they were using to make it good Whenever somebody edit my photo. I always told them, why are you making me someone, when I have many marks on my face.. Once I scolded one photo studio owner because of this.
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• India
8 Sep 20
@StyleWithSense In Passport and other government id's photo are found to be how really you are at that moment while capturing for identification
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7 Sep 20
Thanks for your reply! You did the right thing on clapping back to that photographer. I know it wasn't his intention to make you different but what if you used the picture in some legal document, Take a passport photo perhaps... They don't want any alteration with the photo because it needs to be as raw so they can determine your face. Thanks for your response!
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8 Sep 20
@psanasangma True because if you don't you might get in trouble for mistaken identity lol.
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@DianneN (246334)
• United States
6 Sep 20
When my son was on a dating site, he noticed that many of the women’s photos were edited. He never responded.
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6 Sep 20
Yep, it's sort of like the trend these days to filter or overly edited photos just to look good but i mean, everyone is beautiful you don't need heavy editing just to get a date right? lol. Thanks for your repsonse!
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@DianneN (246334)
• United States
6 Sep 20
@StyleWithSense Right! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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7 Sep 20
@DianneN Preach! Thanks for your comment!
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@thelme55 (76477)
• Germany
7 Sep 20
I have seen some fb friends photos that are edited. Those I know in real life, I got shocked. They are no longer themselves.
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@thelme55 (76477)
• Germany
8 Sep 20
@StyleWithSense That's right. I agree with you.
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8 Sep 20
Yeah sometimes looks on social media can be really deceiving.
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9 Sep 20
@thelme55 True, and I hope people would be able to be comfortable of their own skin and not shy upon the flaws. Thanks for your response!
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@Hannihar (129379)
• Israel
7 Sep 20
@StyleWithSense My pictures I post here of my cat are the original ones. The thing I may have done was remove one thing from her head. I understand that you are saying a little touch up is ok, but, overdoing it is not and natural beauty is good.
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@Hannihar (129379)
• Israel
8 Sep 20
@StyleWithSense You are welcome.
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9 Sep 20
@Hannihar Hope you have a great day!
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7 Sep 20
Yeah there is no harm on touching up the little things but some people liked to look like a perfect image of themselves and it borderline superficial. Thanks for your response!
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@arunima25 (85265)
• Bangalore, India
6 Sep 20
I am happy with the way I look. I was never too bothered about looks. Yes I try to stay healthy and fit. I have to respect the body I have got from God and need to take good care of it.
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6 Sep 20
I'm glad you have that approach when it comes to self image. Thanks for sharing those wonderful words and hope people will somehow follow that mantra. Thank you! have a great day!
@Sojourn (13829)
• India
6 Sep 20
Easy access to photo filters and powerful features that is creating such a make believe virtual appearance that many insecure people cannot seem to do away with.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
6 Sep 20
I never take selfies. My photos are usually nature photos.
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6 Sep 20
I see, thanks for sharing.
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@Nakitakona (56302)
• Philippines
7 Sep 20
Well, it costs us nothing if we respect them. Nevertheless they're complaining of what we are doing. It's their privilege. Nothing gonna stop them.
@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
6 Sep 20
Lol. I know what you mean. I've seen a few examples of edited photos that look nothing at all like who they are It's when they post photos of themselves when they were younger and edit them and they end up looking nothing like they did that I find funny.
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7 Sep 20
Yeah some goes to that extent, It's so weird because that is so unrealistic. Thanks for your response!
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@DobraL (104)
• Bosnia And Herzegovina
6 Sep 20
I am also against photo editing on social media .So a big difference is made between looking live and on social media .Someone likes to exaggerate in that.The most beautiful is to be natural.
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7 Sep 20
I loved what you said! "The most beautiful is to be natural" That's what is missing on the world nowadays because some people tend to lean on the superficial beauty, the standards they see on magazines which are purely staged and enhanced by photoshopped. Thanks for your response!