It's shopped, this new app will be able to tell by the pixels

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4 Responses to “It's shopped, this new app will be able to tell by the pixels”

  1. Glen Able says:

    I’m slightly perturbed by all the errors in Farid’s analyses that are pointed out by commenters on that blog page.

    IMO, the most striking one is that he appears to be claiming that the highlights on Laurence Fishburne’s head are somehow faulty because they appear at a different point on his reflection in the mirror.  Either I’m misunderstanding what he’s said, or he has a poor understanding of how specular reflections are a function of the viewer-to-subject relative position.

    Can’t help feeling that this software is just going to kick off a whole new era of everyone claiming every image ever is faked!

    • chenille says:

      I think it’s been years since I haven’t altered a photograph for contrast, sharpness, or cropping. That’s not going to mess up reflections, but I wonder how useful it leaves metadata.

  2. MrScience says:

    I use multiple flashes all the time in my PAX photography, and use bounce flash with Gary Fong diffusion systems (expensive Tupperware for the flash)… both of these would result in false positives in every single photograph that I took.

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