For Daniel Young's parents, it was unthinkable. How could their son, a senior at Daniel Hand High School in Madison, Conn., shave his head just before yearbook portraits were taken?

So when the portrait company told them it could use computer imaging to restore his locks, they jumped at the chance.

The Youngs are among high schoolers and their parents who are exchanging traditional photorealism for such radical enhancements as replacing hair, removing braces, and changing attire.

Doctoring of senior portraits raises ethical questions for some photographers. But the digital process used by Young's portrait taker, T.D. Brown, has also...

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