There are probably more photographs taken today than at any other time in history, not excluding during major world wars. The vast majority will be for personal mementoes of a time, a place, an event, or a 'selfie' encapsulating all of those, and are destined for social media or simply the storage facility of the mobile phones that have taken most of them (witness the extraordinary increase in power and usability of the latest phone camera systems - and a good chunk of their marketing cachet). However the traditional photographer, be he/she a wedding photographer, a medical photographer, or one of any number of specialists using photography as a tool, still often needs to manipulate the raw image, if only to select the best picture for publication or public consumption.

Although doing so has sometimes been a source of questionable 'improvement' - the excision of people from photographs for political purposes, for instance, or the dishonest 'Photoshop'-ing of models for commercial reasons, both rarely justified today - manipulating the image is a well-established method of allowing the creative photographer to produce his best work and to overcome any limitations present at the shoot itself. Here are links to those images on this site which I have chosen to tweak, for one reason or another, along with an explanation of why and how. Each, in my view, has improved the picture, however slightly in some cases, and has allowed me to imagine I'm a better photographer than I am (I wasn't much good at retouching in the old days of wet photography and bromide prints!)
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Here are links to those images which I have chosen to tweak, for one reason or another, for display on this site. 
Bench
Canal
Barga
Dance studio
Kettles
Crasciana
Petra
Covehithe
Red Square
Tree
Sheds
Shed
Laxfield road
Jan Hus
Kettles three
Hulk
Puppets
A Purton hulk
B17
Austin 7
Martigues
Tuscany
Mannequins
Cutty Sark
Street lamp
Volterra
Catalina
Pythagoras
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