I Do Not Photoshop Any Picture I Upload | Daily Prompt: Party Animals (?)

After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book?

To be frank, I want to be the first to upload the pictures.

It’s a habit. Ask any of my friends. I race to have my set of photos uploaded to Facebook as soon as I could, which means it must be sooner than any of them. A few years back, when I had more time and inspiration, I captioned each one. Plus the album description was a veritable, painfully detailed blog post of what transpired during that occasion.

Why do I do that?

Mostly because I am on a high. I feel spirited, full of those good vibes from such a good time. And all of that must be recorded, while I still remember the details. A number of my friends said my verve shows in the way I wrote the description and captions. That was the lovable part. The hate-able part? I do not “filter” any of the pictures.

Yes, I do not Photoshop any picture I upload.

Call me strange but I believe in the natural and the actual moment that was frozen in that image. No touch-ups, no alterations, no cropping. Just how we—or they—really were when the picture was taken. Guess that is why a number of friends filter the photos I post. Not that I mean for any of those pictures to be a source of ridicule for any of them. Tell me that you’d rather a particular photo taken down and I will. No need to go ballistic on me.

But I’d rather that all of my photos were with real friends, not the ones that were Photoshopped.

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16 thoughts on “I Do Not Photoshop Any Picture I Upload | Daily Prompt: Party Animals (?)

  1. I photoshop my pics mainly because i don’t have a fancy DSLR camera and rely on pocket or smartphone cameras all the time, but the editings are limites to brightness, contrast and saturation.

    Perhaps you also see it as a ‘violation’? Hehe

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  2. Without photoshop, my pictures would be boring. The whole idea of my photographic activity is to make things more beautiful. I enhance my photos, instead of drawing or painting as I did before. To me photo-editing is great fun.

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  3. Or to really beat the rush to post, you could always buy a Mobi card – cheapest one is around $75.
    I not a big fan of photoshopping my pictures either – maybe a minor tweak of of brightness, but that’s it.
    Enjoyed your post 🙂

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  4. I’m guilty of adjusting the brightness or contrast of photos that I post. But just like you, I usually want to post “party” photos right away. It kind of validates that I spent my time on something worthwhile. 🙂

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    • To be clear, I’m not telling to stop using Photoshop to enhance photos. That’s their thing.
      And yes–uploading the pictures is proof that you were somewhere with some people.

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