Altering photos is nothing new. In fact, it's been around pretty much as long as magazines and celebrity culture has. But now, Photoshop makes it so easy to manipulate pictures to make bodies seem both natural and more "perfect" that you almost have to assume every photo you see of a celebrity has been filtered, tinted, or changed to some degree.

Check out these comparisons to see just how big of a difference Photoshop can make on some of our favorite celebrities...


Even Queen B sometimes needs a little photoshop.


The airbrushing is unreal.

Madonna (Again!)

It's all about lighting, to be honest.

Madonna (And again!)


Justin Bieber.

A source got their hands on the original photo after it was deleted from the original shoot.

Britney Spears.

Britney Spears seems to be the queen of photoshop back in the day.

Britney Spears (Again!)

Just a little touch-up here and there...

Britney Spears (And again!)

If that wasn't enough, here's one more for the road...

Lady Gaga.

These were taken and compared from Gaga's Versace shoot.

Lady Gaga (Again!)

No woman is naturally that thin! It's unrealistic.

Lindsey Lohan.

This is a pretty extreme case...

Katy Perry.

These were taken for Rolling Stone magazine.

Jennifer Lawrence.

Lawrence has previously spoken out against extreme photoshopping.

Angelina Jolie.

Even people with near to perfect faces have dabbled with airbrushing.

Miley Cyrus.

The little edits make a big difference.

Miley Cyrus (Again!)

Her body is almost non-existent the way she's ben edited!

Penelope Cruz.

Cruz is beautiful even without the photoshop, as are all these people in the list.

Gwen Stefani.

Just that sweep over the fine lines on her face made a difference.

Meghan Trainor.

This was a very unnecessary change. Trainor has always been about body positivity, so there's really no need for this.

Faith Hill.

It's always for magazine covers, isn't it?

Keira Knightley.

What is with wanting to photoshop women's chests? Leave them alone.

Sharon Stone.

Hyperpigmentation is natural but photoshopped photos make it seem like such a bad thing...

Leighton Meester.

She looked perfectly fine before the edit.

Kim Kardashian.

The queen of photoshopping herself can't expect others not to photoshop her.


Imagine photoshopping Rihanna's waist like that? It's no wonder women are so insecure about their bodies!

Prince George.

And if you thought it couldn't get worse, some publications are editing children... children.

Nicole Scherzinger.

She always looks great.

Miranda Kerr.

These Victoria Secret Angels have been so edited that their bodies are unrecognizable.

Jennifer Aniston.

Getting older doesn't mean that you need more editing to cover up fine lines and wrinkles. they should be embraced and Jen has always shown us that it is possible.


Zendaya, being the bad b**** that she is, called out people for photoshopping her to such a distressing level on her Instagram. You go, girl! If you want to see more photoshop fails, then keep scrolling...