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.