Photoshop: Ruining Photography Since 1990

March 22nd, 2011 at 4:00 am by Mark
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In the last twenty years, digital photo enhancement and computer-generated imagery have become so mainstream that many prolific photographers go completely unrecognized.  Today, falsified images can be made by even a novice user, but when combined with the skill and distribution capabilty of mass media outlets, images can be — and have been — used for everything from garnering brand advertising revenues to swaying political campaigns. People now have the instant expectation that the majority of the images we see are digitally retouched, disproving the old adage, “the camera never lies.”  It is no wonder, given this bombardment of visual manipulation, that the general public is becoming so disillusioned by facts, amused by scandal and less likely to be shocked at the images that we see.

Although there are some who might claim that it is actually enhancing! 😉

Photoshop: You know what to do.


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