We're not debating the utility of photoshop--but it's ability to displace the effect of lens and process. This thread expanded beyond the misguided notion that the 70's was the pinnacle of "soft-focus" photography. You can use a soft focus lens or photoshop to turn out kitsch, but your dismissive tone to gandolfi's points seems to ignore both Pictorialism and the facts on the ground regarding soft focus lenses.