November 30, 2011
Don't Believe Your Eyes
With photo retouching, and even movies being photoshopped, you really can't believe what you see. Being surrounded by images of so-called perfection is extremely detrimental to a positive self-image.
Researchers at Dartmouth have developed an altered-image rating program. Check out the before and afters. Their aim is to create a Photoshop plug-in to warn retouchers who stray too far from reality. But isn't that often their goal? A plug-in for web browsers this would be awesome! Imagine getting real feedback about the photos you see everyday.