Watch: The Truth of Retouching

While we are all aware photoshop exists in the grand scheme of things, its hard to really discern what has been photoshopped and what hasn’t without a trained technical eye. These days just about every image of a person we see on TV or in the movies, on blogs, in newspapers or any other form of media has been retouched, so its not hard to see why both men and woman have developed a complex when it comes to external beauty.

These changes however are often kept secret and perhaps that is where the danger lies, where the line between truth and total fantasy becomes blurred.

Hungarian directors Balint Nagy and Nandor Lorincz have exposed the extremity of these changes in their latest music video for Hungarian artist Boggie.

The videois a fascinating case study of  how intricately detailed and tweaked faces and bodies of celebrities are when they appear on screen in movies and music clips or in magazines.

The question at the end of the day begs to be asked….but why? Why do we consider this to be an essential part of media, and indeed why do we consider the end result more beautiful?

What do you all think?


  • Reply linhyy Tuesday 17th June, 2014 at 9:11 am


  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Monday 9th June, 2014 at 7:14 pm


  • Reply Sparkles17 Monday 5th May, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Really eye opening indeed!

  • Reply Saroosh Tuesday 22nd April, 2014 at 3:46 pm


  • Reply Miffny Tuesday 15th April, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I think she is beautiful without any photo-shop

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 22nd March, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    It’s kind of weird, I’d rather see “imperfect” but real beauties.

  • Reply candicelee22 Thursday 20th March, 2014 at 1:43 pm


  • Reply yslyenom Sunday 9th March, 2014 at 10:50 pm


  • Reply Xiaxiao Saturday 1st March, 2014 at 5:43 am


  • Reply Sparkles17 Thursday 13th February, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Eyeopening indeed!

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Tuesday 11th February, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Incredible transformation!

  • Reply dj23249 Saturday 8th February, 2014 at 6:07 am

    It amazing technology but sad that it is considered essential

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 7th February, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I realised they photoshopped everything – to see it like this though is quite amazing! It’s funny how just one technician’s opinion of what’s ‘pretty’ can be what the rest of the world ends up seeing the magazines/tv etc. It’s actually more idealistic artwork than reality of course.

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