Remember the halcyon days of yore, when you actually had to take film somewhere to be developed? Ah, ’twas a simpler time, a time of having to “use up” the last few shots on a disposable camera by making funny faces with your friends. A time of excitedly tearing open the package of developed pictures, only to discover that your thumb was prominently featured in two-thirds of the shots. A time before you had to look at people’s half-eaten meals every time you signed into Facebook (which itself didn’t exist and even if it did, you wouldn’t have been able to access it anyway because you only had dial-up internet at home and your mom needed to make a phone call RIGHT NOW).
Today, however, most people take their pictures digitally, either by using a smartphone or an actual camera (I know – a bold move) . I have an iPhone and happily admit that I use it to take copious amounts of photos of my cats. (Don’t judge me; I don’t have kids yet.) I am willing to accept the various artfully-framed cough , sepia-toned, heavily filtered photos of mailboxes and flowers and grilled cheese sandwiches that clog my Facebook feed in exchange for the ability to take and post cat pictures whenever I want to.
Apparently, I’ve been missing out on something, though: CAT PHOTOSHOP. Jezebel had a great article on people who are Photoshopping pictures of their cats by fluffing up fur, removing eye crusties, or digitally recreating missing pieces of ears. This seems awesome, yet unnecessary. I mean, who can improve on this?
Wait, you’re right – those tulips could be a little more centered.