Have Colorado DMV use Photoshop to change a woman’s driver’s license photo?

A Colorado woman who renewed her license online and was surprised to see that the new license the photo of her turned out to have gotten the Photoshop treatment, adding of clothing they had not worn when the original recording is made.

Rhea Ann Rocks of Fort Collins says that the photo in the new license shows her wearing what appears to be a collar white shirt – not the actual tank-top she was wearing as the original photo was taken.

“It was very strange,” Rocks tells Fox News. “The top I was originally wearing was not revealing.”

The Colorado DMV, however, says no one used a photo-editing software on the photo.

“The photos [Fox News] by the customer are two separate photos taken at the DMV,” the agency said in a statement. Due to reasons of confidentiality, I do not have specific details about Mrs Rocks’ circumstances.”

Rocks says that they found that the apparent editing photos on her new license, “interesting and weird,” so she has posted on Facebook.

“People asked me if it was legal for them to do,” she said.

Rock adds that she has not reached the DMV yet, but she is curious why she’s suddenly wearing a different shirt in her picture.

“I don’t know if there is anything I can do.”

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Officials for the Colorado DMV that they are not altered photos.

Colorado DMV officials say that it is not their policy to change drivers’ photos with photo-editing software.

“Photos used in Colorado, licences, permits and identification cards have not changed,” Shawn Hollister, a spokesman for the Colorado DMV, said in a statement provided to Fox News.

“I … can confirm that the photos used in Colorado, licences, permits and identification cards have not changed,” he added.

Rocks appears as unfazed by the apparent photo doctoring, but has a problem with it not informed beforehand.

“If they wanted me to come and take another image, why didn’t they ask me?” she asks. “Instead, they completely changed my photo without telling me.”

“Why would they add clothing to my photos?”

Perry Chiaramonte is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter via @perrych

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