12:44 am October 27, 2010, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
We all know it is extremely difficult to get one good photo of all your kids. Invariably someone is making a face or looking the wrong way. But would you go as far as to cut and paste heads on from other photos to make one perfect shot?
Microsoft is marketing on their Windows 7 an editing system where you can cut good poses off of one picture and paste them onto another photo. (Abobe Photoshop has let you do that for years but the Cloud program looks pretty-idiot proof and doesn’t seem to require much training.)
But as frustrating as it is to get everyone pointed in the same direction and smiling, is it honest and representative of family life to cut and paste them into submission? Are imperfect photos what family life is really about?
How much correcting is too much correcting? What are you willing to change on photos – edit out red eye or a boo-boo? Slim your hips? Change heads? Swap out a wife or husband?
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