Archive for June, 2008

More on Photoshop Ethics…

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

This is an interesting coincidence…

Yesterday I posted a movie and some commentary on the ethics of manipulating photos. Now there is a viral video from diet.com talking about the same thing, but with a diet and body image slant.

I haven’t actually listened to the whole thing, as I am supposed to be working. Some of the tricks remind me of some things that I saw on the ‘Watch Us Lose’ table on the front page of Kimkins over the last year or so. Of course some of Heidi’s pictures needed nothing more complicated than a slight vertical stretch to help recreate past weight loss success.

Is Photojournalism Photoshopped?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

That question is just an extension of what people were discussing in 1995 in relation to the picture in this video. I looked into it and it is indeed becoming a trend…

Vanity Fair

Carroll Daily Times Herald

Mens Fitness

In the interest of ethics, I should point out that I got all those links from a blog that focuses on Ethics in a Digital World.

Happy FireFox Download Day!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

This is great software marketing, I think.

FF3 is coming out today and Mozilla has decided to try for a World record. As I write this, 1,540,366 people has ‘pledged’ to download.

SpreadFireFox.com has a dynamic map showing the numbers for each country. The numbers in Iraq are surprisingly small. I wonder if military personnel are prohibited from downloading new browsers.

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