An influencer revealed just how much you can transform a photo by using editing apps.
Karina Irby wants her followers to know that pictures they see on Instagram aren’t always as “perfect” as they appear in real life.
So to hammer this point home, she retouched a candid selfie of herself.
In the first image, the 32-year-old swimwear designer frowns slightly as she snaps a picture.
But in the retouched version of the same photo, Karina has added a pearly white smile.
She’s also slimmed her face, emphasised her cheekbones, smoothed her skin, intensified her eyes and darkened her eyebrows.
Karina captioned the side-by-side photos: “Just seeing how far a face editing app can get me.
“How do these kinds of apps make you feel?”
The post garnered more than 17,300 likes – and many couldn’t believe how extreme editing can be.
One asked: “So… this isn’t two different pictures?”
And the influencer clarified: “Same photo.”
Other commenters praised Karina for sparking a conversation about photo editing.
One said: “I’m all for a blur of a volcanic pimple here or there but changing shapes makes me sad.
“I’ve seen this a lot in people editing their kids photos. It makes me sad.”
Another wrote: “Woah…makes you wonder how much is actually real on social media.”
A third remarked: “Wow it’s insane how much can be changed and how real it looks.”
And a fourth added: “I love how authentic you are!”
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