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Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut? [photo inside]
Little Green Footballs ^ | 8-5-2006

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.)

It’s 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. There’s really no question about it.

Smoke billows from burning buildings destroyed during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut’s suburbs August 5, 2006. Many buildings were flattened during the attack. REUTERS/Adnan Hajj


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; adnanhajj; alreuters; beirut; enemedia; fakeisnotaccurate; fakephotos; fauxtography; lgf; nuketheleft; pajamahadeen; photoshopfordummies; reuters
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1 posted on 08/05/2006 3:52:32 PM PDT by Hadean
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To: Hadean

Hmmm ... I know roto-rooter news is a tad baised but this is over the top. It's probably doctored.


2 posted on 08/05/2006 3:55:08 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Hadean

Aboslutly sickening, were do we raise our protest?


3 posted on 08/05/2006 3:56:22 PM PDT by DAC22
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To: Hadean

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!


4 posted on 08/05/2006 3:56:47 PM PDT by Kieri (A Grafted Branch (Rom. 11))
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To: Hadean


There is no photochopping in this picture!

I was born with an extra finger!

5 posted on 08/05/2006 3:58:49 PM PDT by DocRock
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To: Hadean

dont you need the actual, original photo in order to claim another one is fake?


6 posted on 08/05/2006 3:58:53 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Hadean

absolutely amazing but unfortunately not surprising. what is disgusting is how the sheeple lap up the pap served to them by the MSM.


7 posted on 08/05/2006 3:59:55 PM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: Hadean
Possibly but think of someone blowing smoke rings...
8 posted on 08/05/2006 3:59:59 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
dont you need the actual, original photo in order to claim another one is fake?

No. I've used the Clone tool since before there was a Photoshop. That thing has been altered. I'd bet the farm.

9 posted on 08/05/2006 4:00:24 PM PDT by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

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.


10 posted on 08/05/2006 4:02:23 PM PDT by jbstrick ( I've never been to heaven, but I've been to Oklahoma)
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To: Hadean
Yep....doctored to make it look like there's more smoke. Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop....

I can do the same thing....


11 posted on 08/05/2006 4:03:05 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: chilepepper

Uh. The point is that this did NOT get lapped up.


12 posted on 08/05/2006 4:03:10 PM PDT by Terpfen
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To: jbstrick

No feathering...wrong size.....wrong brush.....


13 posted on 08/05/2006 4:04:22 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Hadean; All

I hope everyone's saving this pic to their hard drives before Rooter's changes it.


14 posted on 08/05/2006 4:04:34 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Hadean

Boy, they need to do something about their pollution there. Algore is going to have a fit when he sees this!


15 posted on 08/05/2006 4:04:36 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: Hadean

Looks like they had to clone a LOT of smoke. I'll bet there wasn't 10% of that smoke in the original photo.


16 posted on 08/05/2006 4:04:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: prion

You're right. I've used the clone tool also & this is blatantly enhanced.

Pathetic.


17 posted on 08/05/2006 4:05:34 PM PDT by alicewonders
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To: Hadean

Can you supply the original Reuters URL for these pictures?


18 posted on 08/05/2006 4:05:44 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: jbstrick

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


19 posted on 08/05/2006 4:06:04 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: prion

Yeah, Ditto-

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.


20 posted on 08/05/2006 4:06:15 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Kieri
Even a picture isn't worth a thousand words anymore, especially if its from the MSM.

I can't help but wonder why we continue to refer to them as the main stream media instead of accurately referring to them as the socialist/communist media?

21 posted on 08/05/2006 4:06:20 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax You earn it . You keep it!)
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To: Hadean
The smoke on the left looks very "odd". But someone could come with an off the wall explanation for it's appearance.

However the smoke on the center right shows a similar pattern, so it looks like doctoring to me.
23 posted on 08/05/2006 4:07:17 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: LegendHasIt

You beat me to it...


24 posted on 08/05/2006 4:07:58 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Kieri

Wow, I'm a Photoshop amateur, and even I could do better than that!!!


25 posted on 08/05/2006 4:08:42 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (This Mess is a Place!!!)
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To: Hadean

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.


26 posted on 08/05/2006 4:08:52 PM PDT by saquin
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To: docbnj
Here ya go.

This is the image hotlinked at LGF.

28 posted on 08/05/2006 4:09:24 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Hadean

Very poor quality fraud! Someone doesn't know how to use a clone brush!


29 posted on 08/05/2006 4:10:00 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET, IN MY SWAMP)
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To: Kieri

The MSM has that age old saying a bit altered:

A Picture is Worth a Thousand EDITS!


30 posted on 08/05/2006 4:10:43 PM PDT by beaware (Who cares about the caribou! Drill in ANWAR!)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

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.


31 posted on 08/05/2006 4:10:45 PM PDT by saquin
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
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

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.

32 posted on 08/05/2006 4:10:51 PM PDT by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: docbnj
Can you supply the original Reuters URL for these pictures?

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060805/photos_ts/2006_08_05t152933_450x304_us_mideast

The photo on Yahoo is one pixel higher, but shows evidence of the cloning tool. The opacity and turbulence of the smoke looks wrong.

33 posted on 08/05/2006 4:10:57 PM PDT by HAL9000 (Happy 10th Anniversary FreeRepublic.com - Est. Sept. 23, 1996 - Thanks Jim!)
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To: Hadean
I adjusted the brightness in photoshop by manipulating the light curves and added an arrow to more clearly show the retouching.
34 posted on 08/05/2006 4:10:57 PM PDT by Hexenhammer
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To: Hadean
..........Smoke simply does not contain repeating symmetrical patterns like this, and you can see the repetition in both plumes of smoke. There’s really no question about it.

Fake but accurate???
(Paging Dan Rather)

35 posted on 08/05/2006 4:10:57 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Made in USA
Next, they’ll be using this…

Or this:

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

36 posted on 08/05/2006 4:11:11 PM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† | Iran Azadi | Appeasement=Capitulation)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

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.


37 posted on 08/05/2006 4:11:22 PM PDT by sneakers (Freedom is the answer to the human condition)
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To: sneakers

OOPS!

past = paste


38 posted on 08/05/2006 4:12:24 PM PDT by sneakers (Freedom is the answer to the human condition)
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To: Hexenhammer

100% fake. I don't have it installed right now, was waiting for someone to put it through a filter.


39 posted on 08/05/2006 4:12:46 PM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: Hadean

Anyone got an image correlation tool handy? We need to throw some math on this image.


40 posted on 08/05/2006 4:12:50 PM PDT by HAL9000 (Happy 10th Anniversary FreeRepublic.com - Est. Sept. 23, 1996 - Thanks Jim!)
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There are even cloned buildings in the smoke. Really lousy job.


41 posted on 08/05/2006 4:13:29 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: nmh
I know roto-rooter news is a tad baised

I think you're being unfair to Roto-Rooter here.

But Reuters let go of honesty a long time ago.

42 posted on 08/05/2006 4:13:44 PM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† | Iran Azadi | Appeasement=Capitulation)
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To: Dallas59

Adnan Hajj took the "Green Helmet Man " photos also.


43 posted on 08/05/2006 4:13:54 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("Shark Eats Troll"_______\0/____/|_______..)
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To: sionnsar

Just TRYING to be nice to roto rooter ;)

I don't want to get banned ;)


44 posted on 08/05/2006 4:14:44 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: docbnj

Here's the Yahoo News page with the Reuters photo on it, including credit:

http://news.yahoo.com/photo/060805/ids_photos_ts/r3101797657.jpg


45 posted on 08/05/2006 4:15:06 PM PDT by mwyounce
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To: Hadean
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
46 posted on 08/05/2006 4:15:27 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: prion
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.

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

47 posted on 08/05/2006 4:15:51 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Dallas59
The same image at 4 times scale.


48 posted on 08/05/2006 4:15:52 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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49 posted on 08/05/2006 4:16:03 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: DocRock
You again!?

"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

;>)

50 posted on 08/05/2006 4:16:06 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sophomore dies in kiln explosion? Oh My God! I just talked to her last week...)
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