Skip to comments.Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut? [photo inside]
Posted on 08/05/2006 3:52:31 PM PDT by Hadean
OK, now things are getting weird.
This Reuters photograph shows blatant evidence of manipulation. Notice the repeating patterns in the smoke; this is almost certainly caused by using the Photoshop clone tool to add more smoke to the image. (Hat tip: Mike.)
Its so incredibly obvious, it reminds me of the faked CBS memos. Smoke simply does not contain repeating symmetrical patterns like this, and you can see the repetition in both plumes of smoke. Theres really no question about it.
Smoke billows from burning buildings destroyed during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beiruts suburbs August 5, 2006. Many buildings were flattened during the attack. REUTERS/Adnan Hajj
Hmmm ... I know roto-rooter news is a tad baised but this is over the top. It's probably doctored.
Aboslutly sickening, were do we raise our protest?
Even a picture isn't worth a thousand words anymore, especially if its from the MSM.
It DOES look like it was abused by the clone tool.
Good catch, LGF!
I was born with an extra finger!
dont you need the actual, original photo in order to claim another one is fake?
absolutely amazing but unfortunately not surprising. what is disgusting is how the sheeple lap up the pap served to them by the MSM.
No. I've used the Clone tool since before there was a Photoshop. That thing has been altered. I'd bet the farm.
No. I can guarntee this photo is a fake. I am a professional photographer and use Photoshop daily. These patterns happen when an inexperienced person is trying to 'clone' something.
Uh. The point is that this did NOT get lapped up.
No feathering...wrong size.....wrong brush.....
I hope everyone's saving this pic to their hard drives before Rooter's changes it.
Boy, they need to do something about their pollution there. Algore is going to have a fit when he sees this!
Looks like they had to clone a LOT of smoke. I'll bet there wasn't 10% of that smoke in the original photo.
You're right. I've used the clone tool also & this is blatantly enhanced.
Can you supply the original Reuters URL for these pictures?
all im saying is if you dont have the actual photo then people sound just like any tinfoil conspiracy theorist. I also think it looks suspicous....but we need to have a side by side evidence
Not only is it faked (using the clone tool)... It is faked by a complete amateur. I suppose the first few photos I 'enhanced' contained similar bad techniques, but I rapidly learned how to blend smoothly and not have noticable repeating patterns.
Hey Reuters... You want to hire me to do your fakes? I'm much better than the guy that did this.
You beat me to it...
Wow, I'm a Photoshop amateur, and even I could do better than that!!!
Definitely looks to me like someone using the Photoshop clone stamp. You can tell that the rounded portion of smoke was copied from the left side of the smoke plume and repeatedly stamped but when they copied it they caught a little of the light colored sky to the left and that was repeated in each stamp. It's clear as day. Each circular portion of smoke, bounded by the lighter color on the left, is identical in size and shape. There's no way that's natural.
This is the image hotlinked at LGF.
Very poor quality fraud! Someone doesn't know how to use a clone brush!
The MSM has that age old saying a bit altered:
A Picture is Worth a Thousand EDITS!
You don't really need side by side evidence with the "original" to see that the repeating patterns in this smoke do not appear natural in any way but I'll agree with you that no one will admit that there's definitive proof of this alteration until and unless and original is displayed.
That certainly will be necessary to convince the "straights." I know from experience that many people don't automatically spot the repeating pattern.
But there's a reason so many Photoshoppers are jumping up and down here: this is a rookie mistake. It's easy to do, hard to overcome, and everybody who works with Photoshop has struggled with it. When you do this for a living, it SCREAMS out at you.
Kinda like the fonts thing on the CBS story.
The photo on Yahoo is one pixel higher, but shows evidence of the cloning tool. The opacity and turbulence of the smoke looks wrong.
Fake but accurate???
(Paging Dan Rather)
I've retouched old family photos - to repair stains and tears. If you copy and past a section of a photo using the same section you copied, it's very obvious. This photo definitely looks doctored.
past = paste
100% fake. I don't have it installed right now, was waiting for someone to put it through a filter.
Anyone got an image correlation tool handy? We need to throw some math on this image.
There are even cloned buildings in the smoke. Really lousy job.
I think you're being unfair to Roto-Rooter here.
But Reuters let go of honesty a long time ago.
Adnan Hajj took the "Green Helmet Man " photos also.
Just TRYING to be nice to roto rooter ;)
I don't want to get banned ;)
Here's the Yahoo News page with the Reuters photo on it, including credit:
just because Reuters posts the pic with a story doesnt mean they actually took it. They could have bought it from a freelance journalist/photog who was trying to make a good pic in order to have future pics bought
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