That all makes sense to me, and is pretty much how I see it.
At the same time, I don’t want people to see my filtered image and have unrealistic expectations or jealousy because I (I think the filter is pretty) appear prettier than they can be in real life. I don’t want to mislead or deceive people. I am not catfishing. I just want people to have some idea who I am, without it being facial recognition vulnerable.
So, I use the filter, but I tell people it’s a filter.