Secrets Behind Photo Retouching (video)

Diet.com sent Sarah, its video host, to visit Tim Lynch, a Photoshop expert, to see what he could do for her. Watch as he takes out blemishes and wrinkles and wipes the pounds away along her waist and legs.

He says 99.9 percent of the pictures you see in magazines these days have had this treatment. Reader beware.

Photo Credit: Nguyen Thanh Lam

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79 comments

Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Jailene Santana
Jailene Santana5 years ago

I am so glad that this is in the light!!!

Sherri S.
Sherri S.5 years ago

I think it's ok if you're doing little fix-ups like removing pimples or whitening teeth or something like that, but when it comes to actually changing the person's body, like making their neck or legs longer, it goes too far. I don't think that re-touching photos should be banned, (sadly, I think that if people saw the models as they really are, they wouldn't buy the magazines anymore) but it needs limits.

gerlinde p.
gerlinde p.5 years ago

thankyou for the video, very interesting.

Angela M.
Angela M.5 years ago

I don't believe that photoshop altogether is a bad practice but really there has to be some limits. We could all use a touch-up but altering the body in this way doesn't do them or the reader any favors.

Elzmarie Eckert
Laurie E.5 years ago

I don't read or look at fashion magazines anymore. So horrible.

Zuzanna B.
Zuzanna Bucko5 years ago

Such an interesting video!!! Why they don't talk about it in TV???

Jamie H.
Jamie H.5 years ago

I had some photos done by a photographer friend once and he showed me exactly what you see in that video just to show me the extremes you could go to. I couldn't help but much prefer edits but in the end I kept the raw photos only. I may not be perfect but it made me feel worse to think I needed editing.

Claudia A.
Claudia Acosta5 years ago

Not everything that shines is gold... hahahahaha

Ina Eliza D.
Ina-Eliza G.5 years ago

Thank you!