Did you know using PS is cheating?

Started Jan 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Yes, it's cheating, in some cases
In reply to a5519, Jan 25, 2014

A photographer has been fired because of manipulation


Sure, but news services have clear and unambiguous rules about manipulation that they spell out to their photographers. I think in the incident in question, the photographer just made a bonehead mistake and forgot the rule. Too bad. I don't think the manipulation materially altered the reality of the picture, it just removed an annoying distraction. But rules are rules.

But no such rules exist for modifying the background of a mothers picture of her little girl. Provided it improves the picture I don't see much harm. But, I've seen lots of botched jobs at replacing skies, for example, that make me want to scream.
- Bill

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