School Photoshops yearbook pictures, adding sleeves, other clothing

A Utah high school is coming under fire after using Photoshop to alter some female students pictures that they feel were revealing too much in their yearbook photo.

Students at Wasatch High School are now protesting for their right to show too much skin because they say the school retouched their photos without their permission. It wasn't until they received their much-anticipated yearbooks that they noticed it appeared they were wearing a different, more conservative outfit. Some students say the decision to alter some photos was not consistent.

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"I feel like they put names in a hat and pick and choose who," said sophomore Rachel Russel. "There were plenty of girls who were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn't."

In Russel's case, her original photo shows her wearing a white tank top and the new picture has added sleeves. In another case, two girls that appear to be wearing identical shirts, one had sleeves added and the other was printed as normal.

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Wasatch County School District Superintendent Terry E. Shoemaker claims that students are aware of the dress code and that there was a sign warning them that their yearbook picture may be altered for ‘modesty’ purposes.

The school says since the yearbooks have already been printed, the altered photos cannot be changed.


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