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The “Ethics” of Photoshop

The use of Photoshop to edit and ‘enhance’ images is controversial to say the least. As activists hold a magnifying glass (sometimes literally) against these images in order to investigate how and to what extent reality is being altered, we are faced with the question: Do these images affect us in a negative way and if so, what should we do about it? In 1840, French photographer Hippolyte Bayard was the first person to alter...