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Students Can Pay To Have Their Graduation Pictures Photoshopped To Make Them Look Thinner

A photography company claims to use “advanced digital technology” to slim down the “bulky and unflattering” pictures.

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Students at universities in the UK were shocked to find that they had the option to "digitally slim" their graduation photos.

I can pay ਹ.95 to have my graduation pictures photoshopped to make me look thinner. :(

Sophie Gadd@sophie_gadd

I can pay ਹ.95 to have my graduation pictures photoshopped to make me look thinner. :(

6:06 PM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The option to alter the photos to make the subjects appear thinner was offered by the school photo agency Success Photography for £10. It claims to use "advanced digital technology" to slim down the "bulky and unflattering" pictures.

Outraged students at the University of York, who are graduating today, have been tweeting photos of the offer during their day of celebration.

Being able to select to have 'digital slimming' for my graduation photo... Hysterical!!

Naomi Bourne@Naomi_x25

Being able to select to have 'digital slimming' for my graduation photo... Hysterical!!

8:49 PM - 10 Feb 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Success Photography also offers "digital complexion and smile enhancement".

On its website, the photography company explains why it offers the service: "The traditional graduation gown is a mark of respect and achievement. However, it can be bulky and unflattering. With advanced digital technology we can reduce the gown's appearance, making it more fitting to your shape."

The company commented on the controversy by claiming that it only slims down the gown, not the student.

Just to make clear 'digital slimming' refers to reducing the appearance of the gown only, never the individual.

Success Photography@SuccessPhotogra

Just to make clear 'digital slimming' refers to reducing the appearance of the gown only, never the individual.

10:18 AM - 16 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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