Subject: Re: Photoshopping school photos
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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete">
Subject: Re: Photoshopping school photos
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 21:59:17 -0500
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On 11/30/2017 5:16 PM, Ken Hart wrote:
> 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.

There must be some who still can.