DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that nearly 60 million Americans have been affected by identity theft? This was according to a 2018 online survey by The Harris Poll. This number is an increase from 2017's count of 15 million people, which makes the issue more troublesome. Stealing one's identity is a crime but it can be done for fun. This is possible through technology by editing your photos to become someone else. Even before Photoshop was created, photo editing was a trend. Its earliest days can be traced back to the beginning of photography. This was during the 1860s' where techniques for photo editing were in its infant stages. Photography soon evolved but it wasn't until the creation of Photoshop that photos of people can really be edited decently. However, as this tool has gained attention, people got good at it and started editing their own pictures. Celebrities are also usual victims of being put in other people's identities using tools like this.
When you think of the history of Photoshop and everything it did to change the game, it’s pretty insane. Today, people have learned to adapt to evolving technology. Digital artists and manipulators know how to take an ordinary photograph or video and make it extremely different. Editing pictures have come along way and even live photograph editing has been prevalent. Changing a person's look in a digital context is already within everyone's reach. There are even face swap apps available, even an app to slim face. For sure, people can always fantasize having the look of another person, whether it is a celebrity or not. Technology has gone far and this is now possible to some extent with the best tools available.