From: Ken Hart <>
Subject: Re: Photoshopping school photos
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Subject: Re: Photoshopping school photos
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:16:06 -0500
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On 11/30/2017 10:05 AM, Mayayana wrote:
> "PeterN" <"peter,newdelete"> wrote
> | Event and portrait photographers have been fixing blemishes for years.
> | In the digital age a lot of people tend to regard photographers as a
> | commodity, and not as craftsman and artists. Photographers are entitled
> | to make an honest living. They need to eat, as do all of us. If fixing
> | images of teeth helps them do so, I think that's great.
>    Sure. Though I was not aware that such things
> were being done at the level of school photos.
>     I was only pointing out that this seems to be
> neither the realm of the photographer nor of the
> graphic artist. Like "fixing redeye", it's become a
> one-click operation. I imagine publishing companies
> probably have very advanced stuff to do it, so
> that only one click give a movie star hips,
> bright blue eyes, and air-brushed skin, while
> thinning her chin to "feminize", maybe reshaping
> her nose, etc. The program I got for free with PSP
> claims to do most of that. I can hardly imagine
> what Cosmo must use.
Once upon a time, skilled portrait photographers could handle most of 
those things with creative lighting and posing.

Ken Hart