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Aug 07, 2006 23:04 |  #1

Saw this on CNN. Can't blame them for firing him. He did a really bad job altering his images. http://www.cnn.com …rs.photog.reut/​index.html (external link)


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Aug 07, 2006 23:12 |  #2

that's really interesting. I have been unable to view the video as I am work. However I don't blame them for the action that they are taking. They are in the business of reporting the news as it is. Not as they wont it to be.

However in saying that I wonder how offen they crop a photo to remove something that they think shouldn't be there, which can in effect change the meaning of an image?


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Aug 07, 2006 23:32 |  #3

I just read about it on Fox News too...

http://www.foxnews.com​/story/0,2933,207352,0​0.html (external link)

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Aug 07, 2006 23:57 |  #4

CNN wrote:
Hajj told Reuters he was trying to remove dust marks from the photograph.

Dust that would be visible on that image? I think not.

He souldnt be fired for altering the images if it were true that he was removing dust... he should be shot for blatant dodgy use of clone-stamp! ;)


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Aug 07, 2006 23:58 |  #5

Sounds reasonable to me. He's a PJ there to report on the facts not use PS to come up with his own fantasies.


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Aug 08, 2006 01:23 |  #6

haha he really did do a terrible job at doing that. looks like he clone stamped a few dozen times


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Aug 08, 2006 03:36 as a reply to  @ JayKitty's post |  #7

JayKitty wrote:
... he really did do a terrible job at doing that...

I have to agree with you.... i'm no photoshop expert but i belive even i could have done it better... Well, he got what he deserved!!!

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Aug 08, 2006 04:04 |  #8

This particular photographer has several instances where he has "staged" incidents in relation to the Israel/Lebonon situation, including the use of the same characters in at least 3 incidents in which the same young girl was classified as dead, injured, and being loaded into an ambulance. It was pretty obvious that this particular reporter had a strong bias in this situation.

Lots of this going around in the mainstream media, unfortunately. Seems that they want to "create" the story instead of just reporting it.


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Aug 08, 2006 04:26 |  #9

What crappy editing in that CNN pic. What was that guy using, Microsoft Paint?


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Aug 08, 2006 04:30 |  #10

Its a safe thing to assume everyone is trying to sell a POV.

Thats my POV anyway.

Did you buy it?


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Aug 08, 2006 04:33 |  #11

yep, 100% of it. well almost anyway. Everyone has a POV. Strange as it seems there are some out there that do try and bring out information with having a POV. the main problem is they are normaly hidden by those with their own POV. Or the content is edited with someone else POV.

Unless you consider yourself an artist and then your art is your POV.


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Aug 08, 2006 09:26 |  #12

More photo manipulation by a press photographer

Here is a link to the article...
http://www.msnbc.msn.c​om/id/13165165/ (external link)

This guy has some pretty poor cloning skills. Totally unneccessary on his part.
Now it would have been a much better picture if he cloned in a couple of Israeli jets.;)



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Aug 08, 2006 10:00 as a reply to  @ RTMiller's post |  #13

The CNN article has more background.
It was no accident as he has also apparently added flares to an Israeli Jet in another picture.

http://www.cnn.com …rs.photog.reut/​index.html (external link)

Personally I would use PS CS2's spot heal tool to remove dust spots not the clone tool. He would have to have PS 6 or earlier to not have at least the heal tool.


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Aug 08, 2006 10:06 as a reply to  @ RTMiller's post |  #14

They should have fired the editor, too. The cloning is so obvous I'm surprised the editor didn't catch it before it was ever published. :confused:


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Aug 08, 2006 10:12 as a reply to  @ PacAce's post |  #15

PacAce wrote:
They should have fired the editor, too. The cloning is so obvous I'm surprised the editor didn't catch it before it was ever published. :confused:

Second this motion!

"There is no graver breach of Reuters standards for our photographers than the deliberate manipulation of an image,"

That about says it.


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