Photoshop Responsibly

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Apparently, France is employing a new law that digitally altered images of models must declare that the image has been altered in an effort to fight anorexia. Personally, I think this a good idea, within limitations. When we look at digitally altered images it can set unrealistic expectations for ourselves. It is important to keep this in mind when viewing an image that could have potentially been “Photoshopped.” I enjoy working with Photoshop as it gives me the power to alter the mundane and create something more interesting. However, I would never try to sell anything I altered in Photoshop as the real-deal. That is where I draw the line. The image above has been altered to remove some blemishes from the subjects face. Do you think that it should be marked to show it’s been altered?