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Sigh: People Are Aggressively Photoshopping Their Selfies

Image via Perfect 365.
Image via Perfect 365.

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A host of new apps have cropped up to help you perfect your selfie portraits, Huffington Post reports. These services, which go by names like Perfect 365, Face Tune and Visage Lab, allow users to smooth out undereye bags, delete acne, brighten up teeth and otherwise morph a less-than-flattering pic into something more glamorous. Said an exec at the company behind Perfect 365, "There's definitely more pressure to have a better version of yourself or put your best foot forward. You don't know how long that photo is going to live or how long the impression that you're putting out there will last."

That app has been downloaded more than 17 million times, but HuffPo says that users have been reluctant to own up to using it; by their count, only 50,000 Insta photos have been tagged #perfect365. The audience for this type of selfie-correction is overwhelmingly young and female, though Insta alterations may reach well into the supermodel ranks. Given the evidence, we should all take those #nomakeup tags with a grain of salt.
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