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Image Manipulation; Credibility & British Petroleum


I’m willing to believe that – as BP claims –  this was an overanxious photographer trying to polish his photo. Bu that doesn’t lessen the repercussions… it’s even more frightening to think what skilled photographers and editors are perhaps already doing.

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Christopher Lutz says:
07/21/2010

Now the question is: If you run a PR company, would you hire the guy that faked the photos? Obviously his Photoshop abilities leave something to be desired, but on the other hand he has very flexible, client-friendly ethical standards …. ;-)

A nice compilation of image retouching can be found at

http://www.rhetorik.ch/Bildmanipulation/Bildmanipulation.html

Have a look at the retouching of Angela Merkel’s sweating armpits. Now THAT is a real scandal :-)

admin says:
07/21/2010

Yeah, I remember that one… right after Sarkozy’s love handles got operated off.
Thanks for the link.

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