Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words - However, Should You Trust It?

People used to say that "A picture is worth a thousand words". It is still valid, however, a hard question must be asked: "Should we trust it?"

Adobe has done itself pride in providing the best image processing and manipulating tools. Their newest version of Creative Suite is a true wonder. According the video embedded below, one can use it insert, remove objects at will, and bend the limbs or superimpose images in almost anyway you fancy. The tool is powerful for designers but can be deadly to journalism.

After viewing the video, I will never trust images put forth as newsworthy photos. In the past, I always approached images with careful deliberation. Now, it is on an entirely different plane.

Finally, we are entering the new monstrous era worthy of a Frankenstein, I'm afraid.

Thank you Adobe, and thanks a lot!

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