My profile photo is a filter. I wish I were that pretty, but that isn’t why I use it. That is why I take the pictures and run them through the filter (I enjoy seeing the images), but not why I use it to post online.
I am concerned that Google or some other facial recognition software will link an unfiltered photo to me, and I am in the closet. I don’t want to out myself, as it would disrupt my life considerably. So, though I have photographs that I like of myself in makeup and whatnot, I am reluctant to post them online. I THINK (hope) the filter changes my appearance enough to avoid outting me.