Photo Manipulation is the application of image-editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception. It is considered as a skillful artwork. Photo Manipulation could be done for photo restoration, photo enhancement, artwork purpose, or commercial (advertisement) use.
There are many kinds of photo editing software applications. They range from the expensive professional options such as Photoshop and affordable photo editing programs to free open source programs such as GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). The possibilities are endless.