Photo manipulation refers to add an image or any specific part of an image to another image. It involves transforming or altering a photograph using various methods and techniques to achieve desired results.
Some image manipulations are considered skillful artwork while others are frowned upon as unethical practices, especially when used to deceive the public, such as that used for political propagandizing, or to make a product or person look better.
Depending on the application and intent, some photo manipulations are considered an art form because it involves the creation of unique images and in some instances, signature expressions of art by graphics experts. For example, exposure techniques, such as burning (darkening) and dodging (lightening) a photograph.Other examples of photo manipulation using airbrushing, double exposure, piecing photos, scratching instantly.