Pictures can be very deceiving

A picture can paint a thousand words, while a thousand words may not necessarily works the same way. But then again, does pictures portrays the truth? In this modern era where photoshop and picture editing software exists, pictures, can be extremely deceiving and rather dangerous.

Quite a lot of people are fond of posting their pictures online, be it blog, facebook and many other social networking platforms. Sometimes, things are never what they seems. While it is people’s freedom to post their pictures online, I must say that Internet is a dangerous place to be, and not everything you see in pictures posted online is real.

You may see beautiful pictures of beautiful young ladies or cute hunks with pretty 6 packs and sexy V-line on blogs, facebook and whatnot, but you can never be sure that those pictures you saw online are real. More often than not, most pictures are no longer in their original state. In other words, edited to the max.

The vain ones would try to make their pictures look attractive before they plaster it all over the Internet. With a few clicks in photoshop and other picture editing software, one could simply brush away pimples or any other facial blemishes. Plus size people could shed weight within minutes, and people who are not photogenic could look like bombshell who just came out from a glossy magazine photoshoot. Yes, graphic technology made that possible.

There’s nothing wrong in that, of course, but then again, it’s kinda cheating, don’t you think? To edit pictures to the extreme til it has no resemblance to the original ones. To me, it is okay if you’re doing this just for fun and just for your own pleasure, but it is not okay when you are deceiving the public with it and use these sort of skills for your own benefit.

It is much more worst, when one uses this kind of skill to make beautiful pictures of themselves to seduce unsuspecting victims for various reason; money and companionship, especially. Of course, all is fair in love and war… I have nothing to say if people are doing this for ‘love’, but in my opinion, it is extremely unethical when you resort to using fake pictures to attract clients or scam people by using attractive pictures of yourself to earn money when in truth, you look nothing like the pictures you posted online.

It is even more disgusting when such skills are used to defame others…like cutting the picture of one’s head and pasting it into a picture of a naked body. Such things might not be real, but it will damage one’s reputation nevertheless and court unwanted talks, and the one who did it, is entitled to be charged under cyber law.

Many would deny that they photoshop-ed their pictures before they posted it online for various use, but only you know the truth. Maybe you’re speaking truth, maybe not.

Anyway, Internet is a very queer place, and it can be dangerous most of the times, and do keep in mind that nothing is what it seems to be. To believe, or not to believe, to cheat and not to cheat, it is all up to you, but be wary of the consequences.

Cleffairy: For my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom is as great. You have no power over me.

40 comments

    • Cleffairy says:

      LOL… me too… I wish I can too, but I am completely hopeless in photoshop…. the best thing I can come up with is those funny online photo editing like photofunia. Ahahahahaha!

  1. fufu says:

    yeah yeah… how i wish i now how to photoshop…. i have pimples since i came to germany… the tap water just dont work well with my body (the water is lacking some mineral i used to get in japan/malaysia) and also after the world tour… sigh…. T.T

  2. manglish says:

    was just talking to another blogger about wat we read on the internet and conclusion was: read and read wisely ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Cleffairy says:

      ๐Ÿ˜› There’s nothing to see about me lerrr… not pretty, not attractive… old ah ma, who wanna see la? Summore, I don’t write sweet stuff that people like to read all the time…never know who wants my head off from my neck anyway.

  3. fatty oldman says:

    maybe i should learn how to photoshop so i can post my picture younger ad slimmer rather than fatty oldman…lol

  4. Gratitude says:

    Vanity is something that most peeps have. Agreed with you that photoshopping is not really right, but i guess it is still much better than those people who use other people’s pictures and pass it off as themselves. Now that’s weird!
    +Ant+

    • Cleffairy says:

      Photoshopping skill is fine for me. Most phototographer make use of this skill as well… for me, such things only became unethical and immoral when it involves cheating others and creating lies. ๐Ÿ™

  5. Joanna says:

    Gotta agree with you on this one…nothing much can be trusted these days, and when you think of this happening in the world and continuing into the future, it’s a scary thought

  6. ericlee says:

    Photoshop is just like make up…but then again, who doesn’t like to look better than they already are? the society we lived in is very plastic and superficial, one have to eventually do this to get someone notice them..Photo editing used to be appreciated as an art but now, how people used it to mask themselves had just turn ugly…Pictures can definitely describe more than words but one had to understand it perfectly before passing judgement..Just like how it goes with meeting people…We shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and should get to know them first before getting cheated just like that…

    • Cleffairy says:

      *sigh* Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, and it’s skin deep. Guess this saying is no longer relevant in this modern era where nip and tuck and many more cosmetic cover up exists, eh?

  7. Kalvin Khoo says:

    Hi,

    I’m agree with that even tough i’m a photographer. But i don’t like to edit to the max doesn’t look natural. ๐Ÿ™‚ Usuallu i just like normal looking. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. dblchin says:

    I love posting my own photos as well but I wun resort altering digitally that much that I dun look like myself anymore.

    I m never far-fetched from how i look physically as well blogsphere. Well… there is no faking to homemake beauty videos isn’t it?

  9. CHVoon says:

    I agree with you. I still havenรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt learn how to edit photos to maximum. Hehehe
    Yalor, I never believe some source in internet as well รขโ‚ฌโ€œ expecially those people iinform me I win few thousand of dollars one.

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