Above: Selfie mode on the DxO ONE camera
It seems that as a nation, we've got slightly more vein with 68% of adults saying, in a recent survey, that they will not share their images without editing them first.
Despite recent headlines and backlash against fashion magazines and designers for editing and retouching images, many are opening up iOS and Android photo editing apps, such as Adobe Photoshop Fix, before uploading images to social media sites including Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
58% of those surveyed by Photoion Photography School only use apps for editing photos rather than working in Photoshop or other, more traditional photo editing pieces of software. In fact, the survey revealed that only 1 in 10 adults can carry out edits, other than cropping, without the use of an app and 87% of those who do use editing tools or apps said they tend to stick to pre-set filters when editing their photos.
Ion Paciu, founder and tutor at Photoion Photography School, said: "Traditional photo editing is a form of art that is rapidly dying out due to the rise of apps. I do think the development of smartphones and devices is fantastic, as they allow everyone to capture images on the go and to an extent edit pictures, however there is no substitute for quality, detailed photo editing and apps like Instagram will never replace this."
When it comes to perfecting pouts and pictures in cities as a whole, Brighton and Hove proved to be the most popular city in the UK for editing pictures using apps, followed closely by Manchester and Glasgow. Earlier in the year, it was also announced that London beat the likes of New York and Amsterdam to be named the '#selfie' capital of the world and this growing obsession with self-portraits also lead the Russian police to issue safe selfie guidelines to stop people injuring, or indeed, killing themselves when taking selfies.