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Bringing Sexy Back? How About Just Reality?

Beyond blemishes, glossies have retouched the truth out entirely

(Newser) - Tired of seeing the truth airbrushed and Photoshopped entirely out of Vogue and its glossy rack-mates, Mark Morford, in the San Francisco Chronicle, ruminates on his ideal reality-based publication. His mag—Truth Hurts or My Eyes, My Eyes!—will feature "wrinkles and scars and flab and sag, stretch... More »

Has Airbrushing Gone Too Far?

Digital Barbie-fication of women called unhealthy trend

(Newser) - Shutterbugs have long altered pics, but now critics are cringing over the effects of airbrushing on young girls. French lawmakers have even approved a law against inciting "excessive thinness." But would such a move work in America? Maybe not, "but there are a whole lot of impressionable... More »

Photoshop for the Rest of Us

Adobe releases free, web-based image editor

(Newser) - Adobe’s Photoshop has long been the standard for high-end image editing, but for Joe Q. Digital Camera, it’s too imposing, too complicated, and much too expensive. Today, Adobe hopes to fix all that, rolling out Photoshop Express, its free, web-based photo editor. The flash-based editor gives point-and-clickers a... More »

Experts Work to Create Ways to Identify Altered Photos

New tools can sniff out fakes

(Newser) - As photo doctoring grows ever more sophisticated—and common—so does the art of “digital forensics,” or identifying fakes. Lighting is among the most tell-tale signs of a photo that’s been altered, reports Technology Review, because it’s hard to get it consistent. Still, current tools are... More »

'Picnik' Lets Photographers Edit Anywhere

Review: Web-based photo editor 'elegant' says Mossberg

(Newser) - Extolling the new crop of slick, easy-to-use Web-based applications, the Wall Street Journal's Walter Mossberg singles out  "Picnik"—a new free alternative to traditional desktop editing programs. Picnik lets photogs on the go add simple edits like cropping, resizing, and color correction without installing anything. More »

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