Photoshop’s damaging effects

Photoshop, the software that can make images perfect and has changed the way we perceive ourselves, is celebrating its 30th birthday. On a Marketplace Morning Report segment that aired on February 19, 2020, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s S. Bryn Austin highlighted the psychologically damaging effects that photoshopped images have on people, especially kids who feel like they have to look perfect.

“This digital distortion that we’re drowning in, [its] psychological impact on young people is something that concerns us a great deal,” said Austin, professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and director of Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED).

Listen to the Marketplace Morning Report: Photoshop turns 30