In 1990 Photoshop was introduced to the world by Adobe. The purpose of this innovative new technology was to edit pictures and graphics. This invention was Photoshop which was introduced by Adobe. It started as a harmless little advance in technology, but as time progressed it started to be used for purposes it was not intended for. It became a problem here in the United States and worldwide. The problem was that images were being manipulated to falsely represent real life. Photoshop began to influence females of all ages to transform themselves into someone that they are not. This editing software magically created human beings to appear absolutely perfect. Females should not have to feel that they have to appear perfect because each person has their own individual beauty inside and out. Images that have been manipulated through the use of Photoshop should be restricted because it lowers self-esteem of individuals and creates an unattainable self-image.
In spite of concerns that Photoshopped images personally offend individuals, it is beneficial. Michael Johnson brings out, "Photoshop has had a massive effect on creative businesses and in many ways we couldn't function without it" (Johnson 1). Photoshop has been a success in the world for up to twenty years now. It is widely known as the world's leading digital photograph editing software. Michael Johnson says, "Photoshop has been used to manipulate, retouch, stretch, distort and beautify" (Johnson 1). The skills and techniques that Photoshop is capable of is an essential tool to photographers. According to Matt Gillespie, a professional photographer with over ten years of experience, "Photoshop allows us photographers to use our skills to express our style by creating a high quality image." A photographer can virtually create anything his mind possesses with Photoshop which is highly appealing to him/her.