Good points Marie. I’d like to note that the iPhone 12 takes very high resolution images as well. I upgraded from my old iPhone 6 to the 12 and also purchased a couple of professional soft lights – the goal being to up my game in terms of my home photo shoots. I typically use the “portrait” mode on the 12. Well, it upped my game alright in something of an unintended way. With higher resolution comes the ability to see every nook and cranny, uneven eyeliner and lipstick lines, etc. So I do find the need to do some “light” touching up.
Just like the gender spectrum, there’s a wide range in the degree to which images can be digitally altered, and an equally wide range of people’s views on where the line might fall between what they consider acceptable or not.