Retouched photos are everywhere. You can see them in magazines, buses, posters, and even social media. Because of how common they are, it’s easy to feel that editing photos is normal.
Well, people have different views when it comes to photo editing. Some feel that retouching photos is just a part of making them look as good as possible. Others consider it as a form of lying.
The debate on the advantages and disadvantages of using apps and filters to change a person’s look is still ongoing. And honestly, it’s not going to end anytime soon.
So while people are still debating, check out these 50 people who took photo retouching a bit too far.
1. Press photos vs interview
This woman’s photos are almost always heavily edited and she rarely posts interviews. Because of that, almost everyone on her social media pages thinks she really looks like the bottom two photos.
2. Not pregnant
The brand is probably having a hard time finding a real pregnant woman to model their clothes. They had to photoshop this woman’s belly to look like she’s expecting. Unfortunately, they didn’t do an awesome job.
This woman is setting a new standard. Apart from having a tiny waist, she also has no spine.
4. Two suns
This spot is perfect for those who like to stay under the sun. As you can see, there are two suns in the area. One’s behind the woman and the other one’s in front of her.
5. Missing pendant
At first glance, you wouldn’t think that this photo was edited. It’s the missing necklace that gave it away.
6. In photo vs video
This is one good reason why you should never trust the photos you see on Instagram. If you’re in doubt about one’s look, find a video of that person. Unlike photos, videos are harder to edit.
7. Awkward cleavage
That’s one weird-looking chest area for a woman. Honestly, it looks more like a chest plate than a cleavage.
8. Just too much
It’s hard to understand what style this woman was aiming for when she edited her photo. The shape of her head doesn’t look normal at all. It looks like a peanut!
9. No space for organs
The abdomen contains several vital organs. Apart from the large intestine and small intestine, the abdominal cavity also houses the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, adrenal glands, and stomach. With how small this woman’s abdomen is, it’s hard to understand where all of her organs are.
10. The person at the back
If you’re trying to find out if a photo is edited or not, check the background. If it’s edited, you’ll likely see some weird looking people at the back like the one in this photo.
His teeth are so white! He must have used a different kind of toothpaste to get that color.
12. Down there
Of all the things this guy could edit, he chose a really weird part. He must be so worried about the people who’ll look down there.
13. Clear skin
Seeing a woman with really clear skin on social media can affect your confidence. However, in reality, they are just as insecure as you are. They’re using filters and apps to make themselves look better.
Filters were made to enhance photos. They weren’t made to make people look unrecognizable.
15. Just pretending
This woman did it for the ‘gram. It’s clear that she doesn’t know what she’s doing. Her chess pieces are in the wrong places!
16. No reflection
If you’re going to edit something, you have to make sure that you don’t make mistakes or leave clues. In this case, the woman removed her reflection on the mirror.
17. Social media vs reality
It’s creepy how filters can make a person look several years younger in an instant. With just a few clicks, this woman was able to look 20 years younger.
18. So flawless
Hair follicles and ankles are normal. However, for some reason, this brand thinks they’re not. They removed those parts as they were editing the shoes to fit the model’s feet.
19. Really tall
With how long her legs are, she wouldn’t need any help in changing those bulbs. She wouldn’t even need ladders. It’s crazy how she photoshopped her legs to be that long.
There’s nothing wrong with trying to look better and younger on camera. Just make sure that if you do edit your photos, you’d still look recognizable. These photos show exactly what you should avoid.
He cropped someone else’s eyes and placed them on his face. Apart from that, he also edited his jaws and nose. In the end, he doesn’t look like himself anymore.
22. Setting standards
James Charles is a well-known social media influencer. Seeing him on this list is just sad.
23. No knees and ankles
That’s not comfortable at all. There’s nothing comforting about having no knees and ankles.
24. When you’re a TV anchor
This woman is a TV anchor. A lot of people know exactly what she looks like. However, that fact doesn’t stop her from heavily editing her photos.
25. Small heads
Having small heads on tiny bodies must be a thing for tons of people. It’s a seriously weird trend.
26. Just wrong
The size of her chest and waist aren’t what a lot of people found disturbing. It’s actually the size of her feet. They’re nearly as long as her thighs.
27. The wrong way to use filters
The filters she used didn’t enhance her beauty. In fact, it’s the other way around. It made her look creepy!
28. The same person
If you want to look younger and slimmer in your profile picture, this guy has the perfect solution. The key is in wearing the right hoodie and using a photo editing app.
29. Her fingers
She almost got away with this one. Her grinch fingers can’t hide the truth.
30. Even in reality
This woman looks like she’s having a hard time accepting how she actually looks. She’s using lots of makeup products and photo enhancing filters to hide her real appearance.
31. Tiny heads
Apparently, being petite is no longer the beauty standard these days. Plump thighs and wide hips are what’s desirable for a lot of people lately.
32. Bending the building
Her figure is so amazing that it’s able to warp spaces. Just look at how she’s able to bend the building behind her.
33. So different
The only thing that’s similar in these photos is the hair color. Apart from that, there’s no other indication that these photos are of the same woman.
34. What wrist?
It’s normal to have folds, veins, and freckles on your skin for human beings However, for this person, they’re undesirable. She decided to get rid of them when she edited her photo.
She edited her photo way too much. She doesn’t look real anymore. The longer you stare at her, the more unnatural she looks.
36. The thing about small heads
Some people’s fascination with small heads is hard to understand. It looks very unnatural and creepy. Just take a look at how this woman edited the lower part of her face just to look like she has a tiny face and head.
37. The pap shot
One of the few good things about the paparazzi is that they expose people’s true looks. If it weren’t for them, a lot of this woman’s followers wouldn’t be able to know how she actually looks like.
38. When the neck is larger than the waist
There’s nothing wrong with having a really small waist if it’s what you have in real life. If you’re just going to edit the part, make sure that you understand body proportions well.
39. His and hers
Being a couple means doing things together. For this pair, that involves editing photos before uploading them on social media.
40. Weird arms
It’s perfectly fine for women to have curves. However, I don’t think it’s normal for this woman’s arms to look like this. It looks like Popeye’s arm!