Photo Manipulation

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

No Sense of Irony In Hansen “Fake” Journalism Accusation

Posted by on Wednesday May 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Let’s review: On Monday Paul Hansen, a veteran photojournalist and two-time newspaper photographer of the year award winner was accused of “faking” his World Press Photo award winning image. An analysis by independent experts recruited by the World Press Photo organization has since cleared Hansen of the charge. The accusation was leveled by a tech... More

Google Deeply Cuts Price for Nik Plug-in Suite

Posted by on Monday March 25, 2013 | Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation

Perhaps making up for the controversy it created when it discontinued the Snapseed Desktop app, Google today announced a significant price cut for the Nik plug-in suite. The Nik plug-ins have long been popular with photographers looking to expand the power of Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom. Previously these plug-ins were in the $100-200 range with... More

Photog Prevails in Copyright Case Over ‘Mr. Brainwash’

Posted by on Monday March 4, 2013 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Photo Manipulation

Photographer Dennis Morris has won his lawsuit against the appropriation artist known as Mr. Brainwash for unauthorized use of a decades-old image (shown at right) of deceased punk rocker Sid Vicious. A federal district court judge in Los Angeles recently granted Morris’s motion for summary judgment on the issue of copyright infringement. At the same... More

POYi Punts on Pellegrin Controversy

Posted by on Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Pictures of the Year International organizers have finally weighed in on the controversy surrounding Paolo Pellegrin’s prize-winning contest entry. And they dodged the issue that is central to the debate: the legitimacy of one particular documentary-like image of a subject posing with a gun in a parking garage–at Pellegrin’s request. (The subject told PDN that... More

Google Buys Nik, Developer of Photo Editing Tools for Pros

Posted by on Wednesday September 19, 2012 | Business, Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation, Social Media/Web

Google has acquired Nik Software, the San Diego company that owns Snapseed photo editing software and other tools designed primarily for professional photographers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is intended to help Google attract users to Google Plus, as part of a push to make that social media platform more competitive... More

Shepard Fairey Sentenced on Criminal Charge in ‘Hope” Poster Case

Posted by on Friday September 7, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation, Photos In The News

Artist Shepard Fairey was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and fined $25,000 today in a federal courtroom in Manhattan today for destroying documents, falsifying evidence “and other misconduct” in his civil litigation two years ago against the Associated Press (AP). He had faced a maximum of six months in jail. Fairey pled guilty... More