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 majyk1
Joined: 4/26/2009
Msg: 26
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I see it as false advertisement, plain and simple.
 Discerning Virtuosa
Joined: 6/10/2008
Msg: 27
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 1/26/2010 6:48:10 PM
Covering up a zit, no problem. Making a major change in facial features or body type is pointless if the person ever plans on meeting someone face to face. If I like someone's personality I'm not so hung up on their pic anyways, but attempting deception is insulting to my intelligence. If they use an old pic I want to know that it is not recent. In this age of inexpensive and readily available digital cameras there is no excuse for using old or altering bad pics.
 RushLuv
Joined: 4/16/2009
Msg: 28
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 1/26/2010 7:43:55 PM

Covering up a zit, no problem.


I say it is a problem. Covering up acne and blemishes intentionally, through a photo program, is deceiving to say the least.

I have acne actually, but to be honest, it really doesn't show much in the photos I take. But there is a difference, because I'm not being deceitful by covering up my blemishes.

I just have a good damn camera. But my acne and blemishes aren't remotely as bad as some others.
 hamster-dance
Joined: 12/26/2009
Msg: 29
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 1/27/2010 12:07:12 AM

first date was the last date ... and to top it off : HE FELL ASLPEEP WHILE WATCHING THE MOVIE !!!!! and we , well I anyway, were watching Transformers !!!! UGH !!!!


I fell asleep watching that movie too.


I do this because on my space I have some pictures up and a man actually found out where I lived just from my pictures alone. I thought he was putting me one, but he went on to tell me what my street and house number was.He even described what our flowers outside looked like. He then told me he had been driving up and down my street all day long hoping I would come out.


Holy crap!!

I don't use shopped pics on dating profiles. At most they are cropped. Typically not even that. They are all taken from a straight on angle too, unless someone taller than me took the pic. I would not want anyone to accuse me of misleading them by using funky angles. I do use some pics that just show my face, always have at least one full body pic too.

I haven't seen any guys employ this tactic. I just hate it when guys only have one blurry photo, or it's taken from pretty far away and you can't see their face. I have also experienced the pic that is several years old. I do have a 2 yr old pic on this site, but I don't use it on sites where I am actually looking for a date.
 Naadirah
Joined: 6/3/2011
Msg: 30
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 8/9/2011 5:03:02 PM
Photoshop is the digital photography post processing. Before you had chemicals, dark rooms and filters today you have computers.

I love PhotoShop and yes my pictures have been run through some processing. Cropping to remove other people or backgrounds. Complete removal of a background and replaced with a different background. Noise reduction, dodging or burning to adjust light. I also like to layer photos. Most my pictures ate taken with
a cellphone, except the performance picture.
1. Stage picture : only thing added was the color frame.
2. Current profile picture was just me sitting on my sofa home with a stomach bug making pout faces for a friend. It is cropped, light direction changed to highlight face, burning to darken background (removing cat spray bottle).
3. The purple picture. This was me on my back patio on Easter Sunday. The patio door background has been replaced with a macro soft of a purple sugar poppy flower. Noise was added to the flower picture to give a sugar effect.

The cat and watermelon pictures were taken with my good camera. Shot in RAW format, only conversion was file type and compression for web.

Not all photo editing is bad.

You can usually tell if the face or body are really altered. You can always ask for a non edited photo VIA email before meeting. This is advertising after all.

Photos today have metadata in the properties. It will give you information about the shot. Camera, cellphone, iPhone, date, aperture settings, etc. It should have a creation date and edited date.
 Naadirah
Joined: 6/3/2011
Msg: 31
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 8/9/2011 5:15:49 PM
"A friend of mine has a 14 year old daughter who is just beautiful yet no matter what she can never take a flattering picture. I wonder why that is?"

People are 3D and photography is not. It is an illusion of light to capture a flat image. Some people are photogenic and some are not. I have seen really unattractive people take amazing pictures and vice versa. That is why there is the expression "the camera loves you".
 Megan06825
Joined: 6/22/2011
Msg: 32
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 8/10/2011 6:16:13 AM
If it is a mild thing, like taking out a zit, no problem. But anythig more than that is deceptive, fake & verging on sick.

I recently found out that an older female co-worker has been on paid sites for YEARS, but never has had a LTR? Then another coworker told me he saw her ad & pic. Apparantly, not only is it an older pic, but photoshopped sooo much that to quote him "she looks 20 yrs younger & 40 lbs thinner in the pic" Apparantly, she gets enuf winks/emails to get a 1st meet, but no follow ups afterwards. They are let down. I think if she had what she looks like up (albeit w/ make-up & a flattering dress), she would get less 1st meets BUT more 2nds- as there would be no let down.

I looked at the pics I had available of myself & chose the best 2 out of the bunch, one body shot & one close up, of course I won't use the shot where I look messy or was wearing old sweats, etc.

There is a line b/w putting your best foot forward & being deceptive
 Wings_of_a_raven
Joined: 3/17/2011
Msg: 33
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 8/10/2011 10:35:03 AM
Photoshop is for liars JMO
 U make it entertaining
Joined: 7/17/2009
Msg: 34
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 8/10/2011 1:19:03 PM
^^^

Glad it's just your opinion, or I'd be unemployed.
 OutMind
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 35
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 8/10/2011 3:04:34 PM
Love photoshop. I am actually 105 years old and made myself look like you see me in the photos. I actually have no hair, no teeth, I am also blind, so I photoshoped eyes, the whole nine yards.

 AlreadyTakenBootboy
Joined: 11/5/2009
Msg: 36
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 8/10/2011 3:48:45 PM
I can't see the pics.... so I don't care about that.... I'm sure they would look nice if I could see them! I"m blind menaing no vision at all....
 DudeistPriest
Joined: 3/30/2009
Msg: 37
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 8/10/2011 3:56:20 PM
A lie is a lie is a lie, as my grandma would have said.
I happen to personally know some one with a photoshopped pic on her profile one some sugardaddy site. Not talking about a little touch up do to poor lighting or a bad hair day. the pic does not look like her. It looks like a girl that could pass for being her daughter, not like her at all.
 BLoNde__ANgeL
Joined: 9/20/2011
Msg: 38
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 1/30/2012 3:43:34 PM
There was a recent brouhaha in the forums in another thread where someone accused (vaguely) other posters of having photoshopped pix. Said poster went on to tell HOW one can determine that it's been done...well, lo & behold, 2 posters in that thread have been confirmed to have photoshopped pix...so apparently it even happens close to home.

How do I feel? I don't care, BUT if I were meeting someone from the net, I'd expect that they SOMEWHAT resembled their pix.
 Sunny_Coaster
Joined: 9/3/2011
Msg: 39
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 1/30/2012 4:08:01 PM
removing zits and blemishes that aren't permanent, not really much different to women who have a foundation "cake face" to hide blemishes yet pass it off as their natural skin. We all have bad days... Changing facial features so it doesn't look like you? That's a no, no...
 DragonBits
Joined: 1/6/2012
Msg: 40
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 1/30/2012 4:23:34 PM
It's very weird and often I don't get it. I see two pics that look great, then 2 that look like a different person. I would think at least keep them all the same type, meaning if you are going to bother doing this, do it for all the pics
 kailania
Joined: 4/10/2008
Msg: 41
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 1/30/2012 4:36:07 PM
Photo shop is fun to play around with.
But not for profile pics.
I would rather meet someone in person who says that I look better than
my pics, not worse.
 SweetLilGTP
Joined: 10/22/2010
Msg: 42
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 1/30/2012 9:20:28 PM
Absolutely unacceptable.

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 Texan_Gal
Joined: 10/22/2011
Msg: 43
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 1/31/2012 12:08:53 PM
Nooooo, the only Photoshopping I've ever done to profile pics is cropping or resizing. I don't think I could take a guy seriously if he has to do more than that to his pictures.
 BrockLee74
Joined: 9/9/2011
Msg: 44
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 4/8/2012 10:00:12 PM
Photoshop is okay for picture enhancements. I use it to color correct all my pictures. But yeah, using it to change your appearance on a dating site is not the best idea. I know a photographer that includes Photoshop touchups t0 the models he shoots and they are so over done. They have a fake skin texture and unnaturally white teeth and eye whites. They look like mannequins.
 Lionesse19
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 45
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 4/8/2012 11:51:43 PM
u make it entertaining

I agree with you. We all know a glamour shot when we see it and if a man expects you to look like a film star when you are fifty and admit it, he is fooling himself. The physical meet will decide whether there is connection or attraction in any event. We all need to have some bait for the hook and your best shot in good lighting is the way to go for the upfront pic. We all judge by appearance at least at first. Having more realistic pics in the main gallery is always a good idea though especially full length.

I have often seen several shots of the same person loaded and they look different every time. It depends on the angle, the lighting, whether they are smiling or scowling.
 a_Libra_rising
Joined: 2/29/2012
Msg: 46
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 4/9/2012 1:03:49 AM
I am against photoshopped pics and maybe glamour shots as well.

All of my pics are natural, and everyone else's should be an accurate representation of your "day to day" look. I mean, I am working now and wearing suits/dresses all the time, but I usually use "regular" photos.

I think it's nice to have pics up when you aren't looking your "absolute best" and then shock the guys a little when you show up all fancy.

If a guy is only looking at the pics, I don't want him anyways... there is much more to life than physical beauty.


I have to agree with this statement. Photoshop is part of the Adobe Creative Suite which is used (mainly) for artistic, commercial, and education purposes. I don't think tweaking pictures and placing them on a dating profile to "look" good in pictures only to see someone's hopes die slowly inside them as they see you in the flesh is a good idea.

I also don't like glamour shots because they're used mostly for acting, modeling, sales, and other occupations that need to get a lot of face exposure to generate business. I don't think showing someone how "glamourous" you look on a dating profile is honest because that's not what you look like on a day to day basis (assuming that your intent is to meet people face to face). It's probably not even going to be what you look like on special occasions. What is the point of showing people what you can look like fantasywise when the whole purpose is to show people who you are realistically and be appreciated for yourself? I don't understand how someone can rationalize showing nothing but tweaked images.

As for my pictures, they were all taken either on my computer or camera phone and untweeked. That's what I look like on a regular basis- sometimes wavy hair, sometimes straight hair. Occasionally, I will put my hair up in a pony tail and sometimes I'll wear red lipstick. But I never wear makeup as I have really nice skin. I wear shorts with flats or skinny jeans/tights with boots to show my sense of style. I want to show myself in the most realistic way because that's what the guy is going to see when he meets me in person.

Granted, with pictures, it flattens out the object and adds some "weight" so I end up looking bigger and heavier than I really am. I had met a guy from the internet a year ago and his face lit up when he saw me. He said he knew I'd look like my pictures, if not better. I met him because he looked really good in the 2 pictures he posted of him in everyday mundane life. That was someone I knew who would keep it real.

Anyway, that's just my take on the whole thing. I see a lot of people with glamour and doctored pics and it makes me cringe (at both males and females). We're not entering a beauty contest. We're trying to realistically find mates and we need to present our real selves to get real results. Or at least, that's how I make sense of it all.
 boarderdad50
Joined: 4/23/2011
Msg: 47
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 4/9/2012 6:41:25 AM
I have a photoshop picture from my past job they used for a press release. However its because they wanted me to smile and I was between getting my tooth I broke ready for the crown and at the time of the picture it was ground down for the casting they made the crown from... I would have used that picture as the tooth has since been fixed to match the computer edit, however its a few years old so just used newer ones.

Really depends on what was touched up and for what reason, like getting rid of red eye is fine.
 billingsmason
Joined: 2/3/2012
Msg: 48
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 4/9/2012 6:55:59 AM
Awsome thread...
It's amazing how many people said yea they do this to just "take out some blemishes".
No wonder people are sketched out. Who you are is it... if you don't like something about yourself, change it the old fashioned way or learn to live with it. Hard to believe really. That makes a case for about half of the respondees (or pof in general) to be fake.
We all get pimples. Have bad hair days.... life happens.
Changing your pics is misrepresenting who you are. Who wants to meet someone who lies about themselves?

@rustykuntz- yea photoshop is obsolete with those things...lmfao
 BLoNde__ANgeL
Joined: 9/20/2011
Msg: 49
How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 4/9/2012 7:06:23 AM
it's a fraud...if u have a zit, just use clearasil...

take a bunch of pix & use the best ones...

if u don't like the way you look, try to fix THAT, not the pic!
 JDinMN
Joined: 2/12/2012
Msg: 50
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How do you feel about 'retouched' photos? (AKA. Photoshoped profile pics!!)
Posted: 4/9/2012 9:07:23 AM
I suppose simple PS is ok. Viva la digital world. Too much is a misrepresentation and should be frowned upon.

I photoshopped out my third arm that comes right out of my chest. Cool thing is when I dislocate it and then twirl it like a propeller. Now if I can only find a woman with three breasts. . .
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