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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.
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I think a browser plugin like that would be awesome! I don't mind photoshopping of images, but it'd be SO good to know when that's what you're dealing with (and how much)---at a certain point you have to judge an image more like a painting than a photograph.ReplyDelete
Jesus Christ. That's insane. And it makes me feel better.ReplyDelete
It's one thing for me to evaluate ads, but now everything has been altered. It's hard to remember that fact.
It's pretty crazy how far they go. When even the most attractive people in the world don't measure up you know society is in bad shape!
I always appreciate those before-and-afters. It is insane that the "standard" of beauty is completely unattainable...by anybody.ReplyDelete