When I first started blogging, I didn't know that anyone photoshopped; I just figured people had really awesome cameras. The longer I've been blogging, the more I discover just how many photos don't go straight from camera to blog.
Now, editing photos of course comes in a variety of flavors: from cropping and straightening, to tweaking exposure, to blurring and making limbs appear smaller than they are. I generally crop the photos themselves to cut out the background and put more focus on my outfit.
I'm not considering photoshopping the baby fat out of my cheeks (is that even possible?) or giving my thighs liposuction with the click of a button (but boy oh boy, how I would love not to have thunder thighs). I'm just wondering whether I should take that extra step to enhance the colors and exposure of my photos. Does the quality of blog photos affect you and/or your experience?
The main reason I haven't made adjustments to my photos is because I don't have editing software and I have never felt that it is necessary to do so. My photos aren't consistently blurry (huge pet peeve!) and (IMO) there's no need to squint your eyes to figure out what I'm wearing. But am I wrong? Am I a bad blogger for not posting polished photos?
The left photo is the original (cropped) as seen on Wednesday. The right photo is the product of twenty seconds spent playing on iPiccy (thanks to Fran for bringing this to my attention!) Which picture do you prefer?
Consider another example:
In all seriousness, what is your take on editing photos? Do you do it? To what extent? Why/why not?