Now, the outline on the back of the woman's hair to the right looks like it might be wanding to create a silhouette and superimpose the image on the different background. But the rest seems pretty straightforward notes for a standard digital nip and tuck. Photo-editors: if I'm wrong on this, please let me know. At one point in his life my dad had a sideline doing custom printing for professional photographers and there's always been adjusting contrast and exposure in different parts of an image.
Again, to be clear, it's not a felony. It's pervasive. And even we will sometimes do some adjustments on a photo image to improve the color tone or bring details out with contrast. But it struck me as a little tone deaf in popular culture terms.
I saw this on the LIRR train platform in Syosset, New York.