More magazines retouching editorial photos - NY Times

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More magazines retouching editorial photos - NY Times
Jul 21, 2012

As long as magazines have retouched photos — as long as there have been magazines, basically — there has been a debate about the line between improving an image and outright manipulation, especially in women’s magazines where models are made to look younger and thinner and any blemishes are removed.
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The practice of retouching, once largely confined to fashion spreads and advertisements, has become much more common in recent years across all editorial photography, according to many industry professionals.
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The increased manipulation of images has conditioned readers, already accustomed to digital effects in movies and on television, to expect not an accurate photo ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/arts/magazine-editors-and-photographers-on-retouching-photos.html

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