What Old School Photoshop Looked Like Decades Before Social Media

Darkening And Blurring Stuff We Don’t Like Has Always Been A Move…Even In The Early 1900s

lady sitting for a portrait
Photo Credit: Complete self-instructing library of practical photography / Archive.org
Photo Credit: Complete self-instructing library of practical photography / Archive.org

Photographers would use ink or graphite and literally paint onto a photograph in the areas they wanted to hide. It’s a pretty genius effect, but it would look super weird nowadays since photos are much more high-def.