Reuters and Photoshop

Comparison of Adnan Hajj's Photoshop work on a pic from the Israel/Lebanon war

I’ve met Tom Szlukovenyi, Reuters Gobal Picture Editor, a few times and almost all we talked about was his practically pathological hatred of ‘photoshopping’ and all other kinds of doctoring, fixing, enhancing and otherwise fiddling with his precious news photographs. The idea – spread by the warbloggers and by the Israeli media – that he might have deliberately permitted Adnan Hajj‘s crappy Photoshop-job onto the wires is absurd. Just look at these two pics – can you see the glaring error in the doctored pic on the left? I think that’s the most obvious use of the Clone Stamp Tool I’ve ever seen. Back to school, Adnan…

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