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You can just look at this one and tell that it is fake.

But anybody have a link that goes in depth?

(adminmoderator, this belongs in the sidebar, right? The other ones did)

1 posted on 08/28/2006 5:14:46 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

For anybody interested, here is the first photoshopped image

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1678623/posts

And the second

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1678852/posts

I thought that Reuters canned Adnan Hajj? Apparently he wasn't the only one?


2 posted on 08/28/2006 5:16:44 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

The flag isn't white. As bloggers have noted, the contrast on this photo has been punched up to turn light blue into white. The UN helmets which are actually light blue, seem white with slight shadows. The "white" flag is actually a back-lit, blue, UN flag. Confirmation of the doctoring of this photo is that the background of the poster in the upper right has entirely disappeared, so its black words seem to float in a "white" sky.

3 posted on 08/28/2006 5:18:00 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Here's the photo. Supposedly the color blue was lightened up so as to appear white in the UN flag (note the blue helments also appear white):


5 posted on 08/28/2006 5:18:18 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Am I the only one who thinks the photo is hilarious?


6 posted on 08/28/2006 5:19:15 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Brightness turned up to the point that the blue flag and helmets of the UN personnel appear white. Clearly doctored photo.

Unfortunately, though those items are not white, the net effect of what was done in this foolish cease fire is raltively accurate. We should have not only let Israel continue to destroy Hezbollah, we should have encouraged it until it was well and fully done.

8 posted on 08/28/2006 5:20:36 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Needs more keywords.


9 posted on 08/28/2006 5:21:14 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I'm really missing something here. They filtered the light blue to appear white? Why? Is it to make it appear the U.N. is surrendering to Nosehairlla?

Sorry, I guess I'm out of outrage.
11 posted on 08/28/2006 5:27:20 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I think it's possible that Reuters played with the brightness on this one. But I don't think it's quite accurate to say that it was actually doctored. Because of glare, etc. it's not unusual to alter brightness before publishing a photo. It is possible that due to the glare of the sun this is the way it actually appeared and darkening it would have made everything look black.


13 posted on 08/28/2006 5:33:11 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I do a fair amount of photoshop work to deal with difficult lighting conditions. I really don't think this in any way represents a deliberate distortion. The photo is an interesting montage obviously taken in high contrast light. They had to punch up the shadow levels to have a photo at all. They got lazy and didn't fix the color.

Personally, I think the author is getting paranoid.

15 posted on 08/28/2006 5:33:19 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I'm not sure it is doctored.

It appears more to be lighting (sunlight) that gives the impression that the flag is white, rather than intentional doctoring.


20 posted on 08/28/2006 5:40:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
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27 posted on 08/28/2006 5:55:56 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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I'm more worried about Israel's doctored military apparatus.


28 posted on 08/28/2006 5:58:35 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Bush Derangement Syndrome is proven to prevent learning from past mistakes in 99.9% of journalists and dems.


29 posted on 08/28/2006 6:01:43 AM PDT by RightCanuck
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

All I see is little red x's.


33 posted on 08/28/2006 6:08:19 AM PDT by Terabitten (The only time you can have too much ammunition is when you're swimming.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Sometimes I think people get their panties in a wad for the sake of that wedgies feeling. So what? This guy smiling at a white flag or a UN flag makes no difference to me.  When I first clicked onto this thread, before I read the part about the smile directed to the white flag, I simply couldn't find any part of the picture that made me think anything other than this guy looks like a kid.

The photographer probably saw the connection, took the shot and had to lighten it to get Nasrallah to even appear. Lightening the photo makes the image on photo paper look like the image the cameraman saw. That is not dishonest.  It's no more dishonest than a photojournalist using a telephoto lens, or a polarizing one, or a sketch artist doing the graphic.

Sometimes I think people need a bit more Zoloft in their lives..

 

36 posted on 08/28/2006 6:13:34 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Upon further review, many posters are correct - this pic is not "doctored" or "photoshopped".

It's now obvious that the photographer screwed up his f-stop settings and the original main subject image, the vehicle, was underexposed due to back-lighting. He should have known better if a pro and opened up a couple stops OR used his EV compensation dial. But he didn't so it was done in the lab, washing out the blue. (its still funny hough, French & 'White' Flag)

A first year Photo student knows about the evils of back-lighting and light meter readings

[I have a Nikon camera, I love to take photographs, don't take my Kodachrome away]

45 posted on 08/28/2006 7:10:03 AM PDT by Condor51 (Better to fight for something than live for nothing - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Non-event.

When a camera's aperture / shutter speed is set to capture detail in a relatively dark area, the brighter areas are overexposed and washed out of color, or even completely burned out to pure white. The exact opposite of when you take a picture on a bright day & the person (because he's in the shade) is nothing but a dark shadow. The photographer as focusing on dark areas (the poster of Nasrallah, the heavy equipment), while bright sunlight was shining on the helmets & flags.

In this case, it looks like photoshop could have been used to darken the helments & flag to make them look blue (the UN logo would have been clearly visible), but they didn't.


50 posted on 08/28/2006 8:31:01 AM PDT by sanchmo (If we wish to learn what was going on in Europe in 1938, just look around - V.D. Hanson)
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