Bumfuzzle · 19/05/2011 08:25
How does it help? I mean, presumably these people see you in real life, so they know you don't actually look like that?
I don't understand it.
Mind you. I don't understand people who don't want their photos taken cos they're fat or whatever. I used to be like that, then I realised that people were looking right at me! Camera's not going to show anyone anything that they aren't already seeing!
So. I think you're nuts.
Unless, of course, nobody in school has ever or will ever see you and nobody knows that you really have wrinkles. Then you can delude yourself all you like and nobody will know
BelovedCunt · 19/05/2011 08:34
Cortina · 19/05/2011 08:40
For a long time I couldn't understand how friends of friends on facebook were so absurdly attractive.
I thought not every woman can be a super model, surely? Then I met them in real life :) It seems it's human nature to display the most flattering photo you can find or photoshop. Some people look so much better in photographs it's staggering. I remember seeing a brochure for a school once and the head looked surprisingly young and yes, absolutely beautiful. When I was introduced to a lady about 20 years older & considerably plainer I imagined it was someone else, I was wrong :).
nothingnatural · 19/05/2011 10:43
It's a "let's all appreciate our mums" special assembly for Reception. Nowt special about just me Trillian, it's a montage of all the lovely mums in the class. I will be distinctive as being the only freak parent looking 20 yrs younger than in real life.
Yes BelieveInPink, I'm hoping I can laugh it off with a tinkling "oh yes, it's the lighting you know".
Surely someone has done something similar, I can't be the only overly neurotic mother out there?
It's not actually that bad, I've not photoshopped in a whole new head
chubbly · 19/05/2011 11:03
In one of my old jobs people would send in passport photos that would have been taken at least 30 years ago! We needed recent photos for ID cards, not helpful when you're looking at a black and white image taken in the 50s!! It did make me chuckle, the men were the worst, I even had one photo with a drawn on comb over!!
chubbly · 19/05/2011 11:07
I should say I'm just as guilty, I photoshopped our wedding photos to get rid of dh wrinkles. I did a bad job as he looked like a complete mong. I also got rid of bil spots, he didn't notice and said he scrubbed up well that day.
Nothing wrong with a bit of wishful thinking, if it made you feel good why not?
bubbub · 19/05/2011 12:06
i spend hours altering photos from holidays and nights out with picnik photoshop. it has amazing apps like blemish fix (essential) teeth whitener, air brush (careful application needed, have ended up looking like a doll.) and the best of all................................... intant thin! they shrink you!
i do it in all my pics. so i can kid myself to my grandkids i wasnt that bad back in the day.
vain yes, is it less depressing veiwing altered pics? yes!
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