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nothingnatural · 19/05/2011 08:17

I have just spent the last 20 minutes extremely carefully photo-shopping out my wrinkles.

This photo is to be emailed to school for dds assembly tomorrow.

AIBU or just fucking nuts?

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Tortoiseonthehalfshell · 19/05/2011 08:18

Is there a prize for Youngest Mum?


Folk · 19/05/2011 08:21

Fine as long as you've done a good job of it and don't look like Lord Voldemort....


LaurieFairyCake · 19/05/2011 08:23

or Amanda Holden (beautiful girl though she is it is immediately obvious her face is porcelain as it doesn't have one normal frown line or crows foot)


nothingnatural · 19/05/2011 08:24

There is no prize for anything and I will be sitting watching so everyone will notice the weird smooth faced 20 yr old version of me in the photo and the raddled old hag watching in the audience.

I am so vain. Blush

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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! Grin

So. I think you're nuts. Grin

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 Grin


Bumfuzzle · 19/05/2011 08:26






Tortoiseonthehalfshell · 19/05/2011 08:30

You're bonkers, yes. Far better to spend the time going and getting a nice facial and your hair done, so you feel pretty in real life. I mean, not that you need to do so, obviously. But it can't hurt.


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 :).


aldiwhore · 19/05/2011 08:43

I think you're nuts and slightly sweet.... I do illogical things like that, but I actually think I look a little better with a few wrinkles.


nothingnatural · 19/05/2011 08:49

BelovedCunt If I looked like one of them chicks I would be photo shopping nothing.

Tortoise, you're very kind but short of botox and fillers a little facial will do nothing (apart from make me feel better) Grin

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Tortoiseonthehalfshell · 19/05/2011 08:51

Making you feel better is the point, woman. They're all jealous of your figure anyway.


nothingnatural · 19/05/2011 08:54

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TrillianAstra · 19/05/2011 09:28

Why will there be a big picture of you up at assembly in the first place?

Also, YAB.

Not YABU, You Are Bonkers


BelieveInPink · 19/05/2011 09:31

I could understand if you were never going to see the people who will see this photo in real life, but considering you'll be sat with them all there's a fear you'll be a laughing stock when they think "hang on a minute!"


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 Grin

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aldiwhore · 19/05/2011 10:45

I've photoshopped a body onto my head before now, but that was for a laugh... I didn't look better, I looked like the actual freak I am!


Cortina · 19/05/2011 10:53

I think most are 'guilty' of using the best photo possible for anything official or in the public domain. I know I am, as I said I am amazed some are as 'photogenic' as they seem to be so photoshopping, using an old photo must be common.


Cortina · 19/05/2011 10:54

That should be seem to be so 'photogenic' sorry, brain freeze.


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?


thetideishigh · 19/05/2011 11:49

Chubbly, with respect, can I pull you up on your choice of terminology to describe your dh's post photoshopping appearance.


chubbly · 19/05/2011 11:55

Oh I'm so sorry. I just reread my post. I meant moog (as in Willo the Wisp, lack of wrinkles made his nose look tiny, like I said terrible photoshopping). Sorry I have fat phone fingers.


melikalikimaka · 19/05/2011 11:59

Last year, I photoshopped my arms in an official picture, so I can understand you. YANBU but don't make it obvious!



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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