Getty bans images photoshopped to make models look thinner

Steve Dent
A law forcing magazines to label photoshopped model images is going into force next month in France, but its effects are reverberating around the fashion industry world.

A law forcing magazines to label photoshopped model images is going into force next month in France, but its effects are reverberating around the fashion industry world. Getty Images, the largest stock photo agency in the world, has declared that it will no longer accept images "depicting models whose body shapes have been retouched to make them look thinner or larger" because of the new act. Technically, agencies and magazines can photoshop all they want in France as long as it's labeled, but Getty's outright ban will likely kill the practice widely.