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Photo editing: Enhancing social media images to reflect appearance ideals

Guest, Ella


Ella Guest
Occasional Associate Lecturer - HAS HSS


Many of the images used in traditional forms of mass media have been modified to portray unrealistic and idealised beauty characteristics. Further to this, members of the general public have now begun to digitally enhance their own pictures for social media posts, in order to fulfil these often unattainable standards. Ella Guest explores the impact exposure to idealised images of peers may have on health and wellbeing


Guest, E. (2016). Photo editing: Enhancing social media images to reflect appearance ideals. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 5(9), 444-446.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 20, 2016
Publication Date Nov 7, 2016
Deposit Date Nov 9, 2016
Journal Journal of Aesthetic Nursing
Print ISSN 2050-3717
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 9
Pages 444-446
Keywords photo editing, social media, appearance ideals, body dissatisfaction, body image
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is the accepted version of an article published in Journal of Aesthetic Nursing. The final version can be found online


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