02 Dec '11, 3am

Computer tool reveals the secrets of fashion industry photo retouching - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Computer tool reveals the secrets of fashion industry photo retouching - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

and Kee are not the only ones concerned about the growing trend of digital photo manipulation that appears to make individuals younger, slimmer and flawless. Health organisations want these images banned as they believe they promote unrealistic expectations of body image among young people, especially girls. In September the government revealed that children age 10 and 11 will be warned about how magazines use airbrushing and photo manipulation in a special lesson plan developed by a non-profit organisation called Media Smart. Professor Farid and Kee’s research will provide an alternative to banning images giving publishers to opportunity to reduce some of the extreme forms of digital alterations they said: “It remains to be seen if this rating can mediate the adverse effects of being inundated with unrealistic body images.”

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