I am pretty new to the whole photography hobby, but have really enjoyed playing around with it. I have several photos taken by my digital camera with varying degrees of appeal. There are only a handful that I have developed and have hanging on my walls at this point. The primary reason that I have left the majority on my hard drive, and not on display in my home, is that I've touched up many of them with photoshop. I think that I've always thought that "great" photos were as is, and never saw any manipulation from digital software like Photoshop. Hence, I have many good photos on my harddrive that I never had developed b/c I digitally enhanced the sky, etc. In fact, the ones that I have developed and framed have no digital enhancement, or only something like auto levels. I guess I also saw use of Photoshop or similar software as cheating. From what I have read on this forum, PS seems pretty accepted, so I thought I would make a post here which specifically addresses the use of photoshop or digitally enhancing software. Is it cheating and/or acceptable to use software to enhance your images, and if you feel it is acceptable, is there an end to that? That is, if you manipulate more than X percent of the image, would you still "claim" it?