Obviously most people will find the retouched photos more attractive; I also think that most people are aware that photos in magazines are retouched. It doesn’t affect my self esteem because I know if I has a makeup artist and and someone retouching my picture, I could probably look like that too. But I’d rather look real. :) Personally, that’s why on some of the photos I actually chose the picture that I knew wasn’t retouched…I actually found some of the untouched pictures to be more interesting, especially the ones of faces only, because they looked like real people, complete with minor flaws and freckles. I like thinking of them as an actual person and the personality behind their images.