Photo manipulation is a modern post-processing technique. The process involves the altering or transformation of a photograph in order to achieve the desired results. The methods and techniques used in photo manipulation are made possible by computer software. These applications range from basic ones for beginners to professional ones designed for use by professional photographers. By altering images, photo editing software is used to enhance the story being told as well as to improve expressions. However, critics have argued that photo manipulation has served to distort true beauty as we know it. As such, there are ethics that govern this post-processing photography technique. Manipulation involves straightening the image, cropping the photo, adjusting exposure, making use of contrast as well as correcting and removing spots. The end result is clear and quality photographs that have changed the way we previously viewed the world.