The Dangers Of Stock And Photoshop

Uh, yeah, your Photoshoppery isn’t obvious at all. (Not!)

From The National Post:

The smiling, ethnically diverse family featured on
the cover of Toronto’s latest edition of its summer Fun Guide was
digitally altered to make the photo more “inclusive,” which city
officials say is in keeping with a policy to reflect diversity.

A spokesman for the department that publishes the guide listing
recreation activities confirmed the publication was doctored to insert
the face of a different father.

“He superimposed the African-Canadian person onto the family
cluster in the original photo. It was two photographs and one head was
superimposed over the original family photo,” said John Gosgnach,
communications director for the social development division.

“The goal was to depict the diversity of Toronto and its residents.”

The cover shot caught the eye of a National Post graphics
editor, who ran it through a program called TinEye that detects visual
enhancements to standard art.

via Neatorama

0 thoughts on “The Dangers Of Stock And Photoshop

  1. BDR

    …a National Post graphics editor, who ran it through a program called TinEye that detects visual enhancements to standard art.

    That guy had to run the image through a program to figure out it was modified?

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