Photoshop, or any other form of photo editing software, is an double-edged sword. It can make a good photo even better and it can allow designers and creative people to create stunning works of art. However, in the wrong hands, people can use it to alter photos for malicious and dishonest purposes. In this case, BP has admitted that it has altered photos to exaggerate activity at their Oil Spill Command Centre.
Guardian - BP acknowledges it posted on its website an altered photo that exaggerates the activity at its Gulf oil spill command centre in Houston.
The picture posted over the weekend showed workers monitoring a bank of 10 giant video screens displaying underwater images.
The spokesman Scott Dean said yesterday that three screens were blank in the original picture and a staff photographer used Photoshop software to add images.
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