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Photoshopped ID Card Pictures

The entire purpose of having photo identification cards is to have a record of what someone looks like, so it defeats the purpose to alter them. High school student love_a_good_ood is a senior at an all-girls school. They were issued ID cards with their school picture on them at the beginning of the year. For the second semester, seniors were issued a new card -with pictures that were changed. 

I have a round face that I have grown to love and now I get my photo back with a different face. The new photo no longer even looks like me but rather a prettier twin sister. When we go and have our photos taken we are flat out told that our skin will be retouched to hide blemishes. We are not told, however, that more drastic changes are made.

Going to an all girls school we are constantly reminded about positive body image and accepting ourselves for who we are. Having these changes made to make me appear thinner makes me wonder how must our school practices what they preach.

You can see an overlay for comparison here. Photographers in the comments commenter said that some school picture companies now do this automatically. But the point of school pictures is to serve as a record of what the student looked like at that age! Removing zits is one thing, but making a student look like someone else is taking it a bit too far, don’t you think?  -via Uproxx


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And 30 years from now, when the then-current fashion for women is to have a round face, her yearbook photo will look "ugly" because the touch-up made her conform to today's standards instead.

Good for her to recognize the prejudice involved in this.
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