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Student's School ID Picture Airbrushed, Turned Her Into 'A Prettier Twin Sister'

13/01/2015 12:09 GMT | Updated 13/01/2015 12:59 GMT

A US student found looks can certainly be deceiving after her school ID picture came out suspiciously well - until she realised her image had been photoshopped.

The female, who attends an all-girl high school posted her tale on Reddit.

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The altered picture on the left

"I go to an all girls high school and today every senior got a new student ID," love_a_good_ood wrote on the site. "We had gotten one in the beginning of the school year and we were all unsure as to why we were given a second.

"After closer inspection we realized that our photos had be retouched far past smoothing out blemishes. Here is a list of changes made in my photo:

  • face smoothing
  • skin recoloring
  • lip recoloring
  • eyebrow smoothing and reshaping
  • face thinning
"

The student added she was "outraged".

"I have a round face that I have grown to love and now I get my photo back with a different face. The new photo no longer even looks like me but rather a prettier twin sister. When we go and have our photos taken we are flat out told that our skin will be retouched to hide blemishes. We are not told, however, that more drastic changes are made."

Although the student originally blamed the school for the unnecessary retouches, she added an "urgent update" explaining it was in fact the photography company commissioned to take the pictures.

She explained: "When our yearbook teacher saw the photos he was outraged along with all the other staff members of the school. They understood that the new edited photos are not what the students look like. I would like to thank all of the positive comments about how wrong this is and how there need to be changes in this.

"My school has proved that they are fully behind positive body image by printing the untouched photos. I am proud of my school and what they stand for. To sum it up, I want this issue of photoshopping to get the attention it needs but know that my school has realized that their students do not need to be "corrected"."

Amen to that.