Photoshop is a reality in the world of photography, but it gets out of hand when advertisers and fashion directors completely transmogrify the original image, creating an unrealistic and impossible result. New research proposes a way to codify how heavily Photoshopped an image is. The only catch? The industry has to cooperate with it.
Image retouching can be used to simply correct colors and get stray hairs out of someone's face, but fairly often strays into the realms of the ludicrious. An outright ban on Photoshopped images does nothing to differentiate, and is a blunt tool that disallows an important piece of software.