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Photoshopped or Not? A Tool to Tell
NY Times ^ | November 28, 2011 | STEVE LOHR

Posted on 12/10/2011 4:10:57 PM PST by hripka

The photographs of celebrities and models in fashion advertisements and magazines are routinely buffed with a helping of digital polish. The retouching can be slight — colors brightened, a stray hair put in place, a pimple healed. Or it can be drastic — shedding 10 or 20 pounds, adding a few inches in height and erasing all wrinkles and blemishes, done using Adobe’s Photoshop software, the photo retoucher’s magic wand.

“Fix one thing, then another and pretty soon you end up with Barbie,” said Hany Farid, a professor of computer science and a digital forensics expert at Dartmouth.

And that is a problem, feminist legislators in France, Britain and Norway say, and they want digitally altered photos to be labeled. In June, the American Medical Association adopted a policy on body image and advertising that urged advertisers and others to “discourage the altering of photographs in a manner that could promote unrealistic expectations of appropriate body image.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: model; photography; photoshop; software

1 posted on 12/10/2011 4:11:05 PM PST by hripka
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2 posted on 12/10/2011 4:19:03 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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So, I guess retouched photos were okay when they were done with airbrushes. But now that they’re done with Photoshop, they cause girls to have unrealistic self-images.

Mhm.

I have some news for these geniuses: it’s the whole culture that promotes those unrealistic expectations. Notating that photos are photoshopped (or airbrushed) isn’t going to change that.


3 posted on 12/10/2011 4:20:51 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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A man can dream.

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4 posted on 12/10/2011 4:23:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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5 posted on 12/10/2011 4:25:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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I had to look at that a few minutes - then I LOL’ed


6 posted on 12/10/2011 4:29:13 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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Photobucket
7 posted on 12/10/2011 4:32:05 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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And that is a problem, feminist legislators in France, Britain and Norway say, and they want digitally altered photos to be labeled.

I don't have a problem with that as long as liberal's published opinions are rated and labeled for their level of neurosis. I'll give these moonbats a 10 on a scale of 1-10.

8 posted on 12/10/2011 4:35:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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9 posted on 12/10/2011 4:35:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it....


10 posted on 12/10/2011 4:50:14 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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11 posted on 12/10/2011 4:53:01 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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I believe these women are all real and unretouched. This is what they look like with no effort as the step out of the shower:


12 posted on 12/10/2011 4:56:48 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Didn’t someone say the face is a window to the soul?


13 posted on 12/10/2011 5:07:16 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: JoeProBono

The shadow under her flipper is in the wrong place.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 5:14:06 PM PST by DManA
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Real.


15 posted on 12/10/2011 5:20:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Didn’t someone say the face is a window to the soul?

Looks more like a swinging saloon door.

16 posted on 12/10/2011 5:35:08 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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17 posted on 12/10/2011 5:38:13 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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18 posted on 12/10/2011 5:39:59 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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Photoshopped? Nah, Michelle looks great!


19 posted on 12/10/2011 5:55:25 PM PST by SparkyBass
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If they are going to do this, then women who wear makeup should be required to wear a sign and a little picture of how they really look.

Years ago there was a woman who lived next door to us who looked very nice. One day I saw her without makeup and she was REALLY ugly. Much worse than the Hollywood stars without it. I didn’t realize it was her. She was a genius with makeup.


20 posted on 12/10/2011 6:15:09 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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“Fix one thing, then another and pretty soon you end up with" Obama's birth certificate.
21 posted on 12/10/2011 6:35:06 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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Photoshop vs Makeup, two very similar activities really, and with the same tools....brushes, pencils, spray cans, color palettes, layers, etc. Also, a skilled workers with both can achieve miracles, while the clumsy can make a horrible mess.


22 posted on 12/10/2011 6:52:58 PM PST by CanaGuy (If you find life intolerable now, how will you ever endure an eternity of torments? (Thom. à Kempis)
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Don’t be too hard on him, he did a good job! I’ve done a lot of photoshopping over the last 15 years or so. I always leave a mistake in mine, but no one catches them until pointed out. It is very easy to fool the eye.


23 posted on 12/10/2011 7:05:04 PM PST by roadcat
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24 posted on 12/10/2011 7:09:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: hripka

Maybe they could check any Reuters photos coming from Lebanon.


25 posted on 12/10/2011 8:13:11 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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Or the birth certificate on the white house website.


26 posted on 12/10/2011 9:47:59 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: cripplecreek

Barney and Lindsay — the Dancing Queens of the House and Senate.

We need about 2,000,000 patriots to clean out DC with satchel charges and flamethrowers . . . and that’s just a start. When the napalm runs out, ropes and trees will get the job done for bureaucrats and staffers.


27 posted on 12/10/2011 10:21:10 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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Ping!


28 posted on 12/11/2011 3:54:36 AM PST by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh dayum! LOL!


29 posted on 12/11/2011 4:16:46 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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