Photo Manipulation

PDNPulse: Top Stories of 2014

Posted by on Tuesday December 23, 2014 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Media, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

As another fascinating year in the world of professional photography comes to a close, we look back on the stories that drew the most interest from PDNPulse readers this year. From manipulated news photos, to photographers arrested for doing their jobs, to collaborative efforts between photographers and an interview with one of photography’s most influential... More

Creative Cloud Photography Plan–3 Myths Debunked

Posted by on Friday December 19, 2014 | Photo Manipulation

Sponsored by Adobe Photos © David Guenther When the subscription model was first announced for the Adobe Creative Cloud in 2011, many photographers were concerned about the implications of “renting” software. Adobe, recognizing that most photographers don’t need the entire suite of applications they offer, responded with a special version this summer that includes Photoshop CC... More

New Free Web Service Claims to Offer Solution to Runaway Image Fakery

Posted by on Tuesday May 6, 2014 | Photo Manipulation, Social Media/Web

San Jose-based Fourandsix Technologies has announced plans to capitalize on “a growing distrust of manipulated images” with the launch of new forensic tool “to prove that hosted photos have not been modified with Photoshop or other tools,” according to a press release. The tool is available for free to individual users at A developer... More

Photographer Fired by AP Says Decision Was Fair, But Process Wasn’t

Posted by on Monday January 27, 2014 | Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Freelancer Narciso Contreras, a talented war photographer who was cut off by Associated Press last week after he admitted he had Photoshopped a news photo, told PDN in an e-mail interview that he accepts his punishment, but said, “I’m critical when it comes to how the Industry handles the situation with individual photographers, especially when... More

AP Severs Ties with Photographer Narciso Contreras Over Photoshopped Image

Posted by on Thursday January 23, 2014 | Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Associated Press (AP) has severed ties with freelance photographer Narciso Contreras for altering a news photograph he shot in Syria, the wire service has announced. Contreras was part of a team of AP photographers that shared the Pulitzer Prize last year for coverage of the Syrian civil war. AP reports that Contreras “recently told its... More

Kelby Training and National Association of Photoshop Professionals Join Forces to Launch KelbyOne

Posted by on Tuesday January 7, 2014 | Photo Manipulation

Here’s an interesting pro photography announcement to come out during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (though it does not seem to be directly related to the show): Kelby Training and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) have merged to create a new company called KelbyOne. Scott Kelby, who started both Kelby... More

Corel Announces PaintShop Pro X6

Posted by on Thursday August 22, 2013 | Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation

Corel just announced the latest versions of its image-editing software, PaintShop Pro X6 and PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate, as well as Photo & Video Suite X6. Don’t go rushing to the Corel site yet. It’s a two-stage release: Today’s release is available to current users only; everyone else will have to wait for the global... More

NY Times Public Editor Questions T Magazine Photoshopping Policy

Posted by on Monday May 20, 2013 | Fashion, Media, Photo Manipulation

In an editorial published yesterday in The New York Times, the newspaper’s public editor, Margaret Sullivan, questioned the rules regarding Photoshopping at T, the monthly style magazine published by the Times, and suggested that readers should be notified when fashion images have been digitally manipulated. She also pointed out that editors shouldn’t assume that readers... More