If you’ve ever used any type of photo-editing software, you probably realize that there’s practically unlimited potential there. So long as you put in the time to improve your skills, the only limit is your imagination (and, well, the processing power of your computer, but that’s an entirely separate issue right there).

And though the world is filled to the brim with Photoshop wizards, as well as art and comedy pros who create seamless transitions when crafting magical digital landscapes, there are way too many amateurs who have no idea what they’re doing. Of course, everyone has to start somewhere and there’s nothing wrong with learning from your mistakes. But some photoshops are so friggin’ bad, they deserve to be called out.

That’s exactly what the r/badphotoshop online community does. Members of the subreddit share the most hilariously low-effort photo edits to ever grace the net, whether they’re done for businesses or for someone’s personal albums. We’re featuring some of the worst of the bunch to bring a smile to your face and make you feel better about your own computer skills, whatever level they might be at.

Upvote the pics that made you laugh the hardest, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments. Oh, and those of you Pandas who actually photo-edit pics for a living, be careful: your jaws might drop, and you might have a sudden urge to facepalm and clutch your pearls.

#1

The First Comment Sums It Up

The First Comment Sums It Up

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Olivia Lisbon
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gosh, must be quite a steep and sudden slope there. Or a massive underwater sinkhole. Or she’s enormous. If only we had a banana for scale.

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#2

Dad Got Divorced, Used Paint To Erase His Ex-Wife

Dad Got Divorced, Used Paint To Erase His Ex-Wife

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DEW
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yet her shoes live on for rides on the bike!!

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#3

I Can't Stop Laughing

I Can't Stop Laughing

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Mayra
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You should really be wearing gloves to protect you from all that radiation

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The ‘Bad Photoshop’ subreddit is an old one. It’s been a part of Reddit since December 2010. At the time of writing, the sub had 20.6k members and two moderators overseeing the community. Bored Panda has reached out to the mod team to learn more about r/badphotoshop. Stay tuned, folks, we’ll update the article as soon as we hear back from them.

The main theme of the sub is fairly straightforward. The mods invite members to share “bad examples of photoshopped pics. Cut off legs, extra hands, wrong heads... if you can imagine it, someone has poorly photoshopped it.”

#4

Probably My Favorite Photoshop Fail. This Was Apparently Done By A Pro For $200, All The Images Are Like This

Probably My Favorite Photoshop Fail. This Was Apparently Done By A Pro For $200, All The Images Are Like This

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Mayra
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Have we tried putting their faces in rice

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#5

He Lost So Much Weight, The Person In The Background Gained It

He Lost So Much Weight, The Person In The Background Gained It

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#6

An Ad On The News Feed On My Phone. Hope The Dog Is Ok

An Ad On The News Feed On My Phone. Hope The Dog Is Ok

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There’s absolutely no laughing at the people behind these edits. It’s the end results of their ‘efforts’ that are definitely worth a chuckle, though. So long as someone is genuinely putting in the time and energy to improve their skills and doesn’t mind wading through failure after failure to up their Photoshop game, they’ve got our utmost respect.

However, the people who pump out cheap edits on the fly and have no intention of aiming for something even remotely resembling quality deserve to be called out online. Hey, at least they’re making someone laugh, right? That’s a win in itself… though it’d be better if it was intentional.

#7

What Is Going On With This Poor Dogs Teeth???

What Is Going On With This Poor Dogs Teeth???

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#8

Found This From A Company That Claims To Make "3D Realistic Floor Art"

Found This From A Company That Claims To Make "3D Realistic Floor Art"

I have so many questions , why would you want a waterfall on your bathroom floor? Why is the girls dress blowing in the wind? How are all the fixtures floating ???

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Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So you can pretend you’re sailing your magical floating bathtub down the falls, fun!

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#9

Wow, Grass That Stays Green In Wintertime! (Found On Zillow)

Wow, Grass That Stays Green In Wintertime! (Found On Zillow)

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Though it’s perfectly possible to be a pro photographer in this day and age without the use of digital software, it’s becoming more and more prevalent. Retouching photos, adjusting the colors, rebalancing contrast—even a few light touches can completely change the mood of the image. Having a good, strong set of editing skills in one’s arsenal can be a godsend, professionally.

#10

Ad For A Beauty Supply Store In My Area

Ad For A Beauty Supply Store In My Area

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#11

This Thumbnail

This Thumbnail

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#12

I Was Searching For A Cat Carrier On Amazon And Came Across This Monstrosity

I Was Searching For A Cat Carrier On Amazon And Came Across This Monstrosity

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Recently, Bored Panda spoke about photoshopping pictures with Ohio photographer Dominic Sberna. He mentioned that, even though digital software can be a great tool, it isn’t all-powerful. You can’t rely on it exclusively if you want quality photos.

"At the end of the day, any editing software is not going to turn a bad photo into a good photo. A quality photographer will have a good eye for the subject they are capturing. Editing the photo enhances the details that the camera does not pick up as well as the naked eye," he told Bored Panda during an interview.

#13

Biggest Snake Ever Discovered Is Good With Crowds

Biggest Snake Ever Discovered Is Good With Crowds

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Rival Hydra
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My sister loves snakes! She could ride it to school !

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#14

Dog Pool

Dog Pool

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PickleRick
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Honey I shrunk the kids!..., No the pups fine."

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#15

These Ads Are Ridiculous!

These Ads Are Ridiculous!

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Sonnovab Kegeles
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You mean it's not real? I must admit, I've assumed it was a panoramic phot gone wrong.

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"You can recover a photo sometimes too. I've been able to do this with work that I thought at the time would be a throwaway for whatever reason. So, it takes a good hand in both most times, he said that you can even save some shots.

#16

I Think He Ate The Other Campers

I Think He Ate The Other Campers

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#17

Where Is Her Body?

Where Is Her Body?

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#18

This Magic Carpet Ride Through Hell... For Your Dog

This Magic Carpet Ride Through Hell... For Your Dog

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"No amount of software is going to insert pixels in a way that will salvage a low-resolution image or anything of that nature. At least not that I'm presently aware of," he warned photographers that editing won’t be able to solve all of their problems.

#19

Amazon Seat Bath Tub. Model Lost His Legs

Amazon Seat Bath Tub. Model Lost His Legs

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#20

The More You Look At It, The Worse It Gets

The More You Look At It, The Worse It Gets

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#21

Bro What

Bro What

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RosieB
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think 1.4 seconds is a slight exaggeration. 😂

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At the end of the day, how much you rely on photo editing software in the post-processing phase will entirely depend on your goals, your style of photography, and the type of person that you are. You should use the tools that you need to achieve the goals that you have in mind.

#22

Such Cute Cats!

Such Cute Cats!

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M Kawai
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the earth cracked open and they came swarming out

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#23

Bad Photoshop

Bad Photoshop

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#24

Yes, That Looks Very Real

Yes, That Looks Very Real

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Rival Hydra
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is it a bird? No it’s a plane! No it’s bad editing!!

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"It really depends what the person holding the camera is going for. If you're looking to make a quality photograph from an artistic perspective, then it would come down to the framing and how the scene is laid out. Likewise, if you're just looking to get a funny photo, don't sweat the small stuff like that."

#25

Bad Spot For A Row Of Bushes Don’t Ya Think..?

Bad Spot For A Row Of Bushes Don’t Ya Think..?

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#27

The Models Are Soooo Comfortable With Each Other

The Models Are Soooo Comfortable With Each Other

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Now that you’ve experienced some of the worst that photo editing has to offer, how do you feel about it all, Pandas? Which of these photoshops stood out for you with their (lack of) quality? What’s your own experience editing pics? What’s your go-to software of choice? (Yours truly still relies on MS Paint way too much.) Tell us all about it in the comments—we can’t wait to hear from you.

#28

What Are Those!!

What Are Those!!

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Sarah Miller
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reddit said it's possibly similar colored fur, lining the slipper, to the models skin tone.

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#29

Was Looking At Dog Ramps For My Aging Lab On Amazon And The Example Pic Is Clearly A Lab With Spots Added In Ms Paint

Was Looking At Dog Ramps For My Aging Lab On Amazon And The Example Pic Is Clearly A Lab With Spots Added In Ms Paint

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Daria
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why though? Was the lab not good already?!

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#30

Someone From My School Actually Posted This

Someone From My School Actually Posted This

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#31

Amazon Is A Gold Mine

Amazon Is A Gold Mine

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Random Panda
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That vase and mug are really living on the edge rn

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#32

Literally Just Joined, Hope This Suffices As A Good First Post

Literally Just Joined, Hope This Suffices As A Good First Post

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Lauren S
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to upvote the concept. It allows lip reading for those who are hard of hearing.

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#33

My Friend Spotted This Gem While Looking At Pet Stuff On Wish

My Friend Spotted This Gem While Looking At Pet Stuff On Wish

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Pam
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wish is a great place to spot photoshop

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#34

Amazing! In Less Than 24 Hours After The Ohio "Stay-At-Home" Order Was Announced, British Revolutionary War Soldiers Began To Return To Cleveland. Nature Is So Resilient!

Amazing! In Less Than 24 Hours After The Ohio "Stay-At-Home" Order Was Announced, British Revolutionary War Soldiers Began To Return To Cleveland. Nature Is So Resilient!

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Okiedokie
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tbh I wouldn’t be too mad if a bunch of British revolutionary zombies came shambling out of the undergrowth & overtook America in the name of the crown bc I need healthcare.

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#35

Not A Single Element In This Thumbnail Is Real

Not A Single Element In This Thumbnail Is Real

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PickleRick
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Then this video would be eight minutes and two seconds too long.

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#37

Air Fryer ... Or Portal Into Another, Foodier, Universe?

Air Fryer ... Or Portal Into Another, Foodier, Universe?

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#38

Get Purple Ground With Your Blue Tree!

Get Purple Ground With Your Blue Tree!

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#39

Living In A Gun Rights Fantasy

Living In A Gun Rights Fantasy

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#40

Here In My Garage, Just Bought This New Lamborghini

Here In My Garage, Just Bought This New Lamborghini

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#41

This Ad For A Back-Straightening

This Ad For A Back-Straightening

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Random Panda
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow her back was so bad even the door had to be bent!

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#42

Just A Girl And Her Dog Going For A Swim

Just A Girl And Her Dog Going For A Swim

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#43

Wow Gordon That Cookie Must’ve Been Delicious

Wow Gordon That Cookie Must’ve Been Delicious

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Mayra
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So freaking good his jaw aged about 40 years

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#44

Found These While Looking At Black Contacts

Found These While Looking At Black Contacts

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#45

Target Ad On Pinterest

Target Ad On Pinterest

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#46

This Product Image For A Dog Lick Mat On Amazon

This Product Image For A Dog Lick Mat On Amazon

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Bouche Clay
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is a most interesting picture. What's the word that means more than the sum of its parts?

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#47

Give Me That Unreal Look. Gardener: I Don't Do Photoshop

Give Me That Unreal Look. Gardener: I Don't Do Photoshop

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#48

Keep Looking It Gets Worse

Keep Looking It Gets Worse

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#49

Nice Little Couch

Nice Little Couch

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#50

This Ad For Hoodies

This Ad For Hoodies

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cogadh
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'll be honest, if someone figured out how to make something like this for real, I'd want one.

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