Photo Manipulation

Photo Montage Artist Settles with Mountain Light; Muench Drops Copyright Suit

Posted by on Thursday August 16, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation

Mountain Light Photography has accepted a $2,600 settlement offer from Thomas Barbèy, and Muench Photography has withdrawn its infringement claim against the photo montage artist, according to court records in the case. Muench and Mountain Light filed a joint claim of copyright infringement against the Las Vegas-based artist, alleging unauthorized use of two separate photographs.... More

Self-Proclaimed Photo Montage Virtuoso Is Sued for Stealing Photos

Posted by on Monday August 13, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation

Muench Photography and Mountain Light Photography have filed a copyright infringement claim against a Las Vegas-based photomontage artist for unauthorized use of two of their photographs. The artist, Thomas Barbèy, creates surrealistic photomontages. According to his Tumblr page, he uses  images that he shoots on his travels all over the world. He claims inspiration from... More

Wedding Photog Might Sue for Copyright Infringement Over Anti-Gay Attack Ad

Posted by on Friday June 29, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation

Wedding photographer Kristina Hill says she’s contemplating legal action for copyright infringement against a Virginia-based group that has ripped off one of her images of a same-sex couple, and used it to create a political attack ad. The group, called Public Advocate of the United States, used an engagement photo of Hill’s showing her clients... More

Tools for Detecting Image Manipulation: Coming Soon

Posted by on Wednesday May 30, 2012 | Photo Manipulation

Imagine if there were a reliable tool for detecting manipulation and Photoshopping in photos that every photo desk or photo contest juror could use.  Manipulated photos could be screened from photojournalism contests before they cause a scandal, news photographers might be deterred from trying to punch up their images, and PDN Pulse might have fewer... More

Arizona Considers Anti-Photoshop Law

Posted by on Thursday February 23, 2012 | Photo Manipulation

An Arizona legislator has introduced a bill to make it illegal to run print ads in the state that have been Photoshopped, unless viewers are notified that the image has been altered. The bill’s sponsor, state representative Katie Hobbs of Phoenix, told the Arizona Republic that she introduced the bill at the urging of the... More

More Ads Banned in Britain! This Time, Due to Sexism

Posted by on Thursday February 16, 2012 | Photo Manipulation

What would we do without our busy friends at the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)?  Every few months, this regulatory body bans an ad it deems unacceptable. In the past year, ASA has banned fashion and cosmetics ads for being overly Photoshopped and misleading, for fostering anorexia, and for encouraging young girls to sit on... More

Official News Agency of a Totalitarian Regime Doctored a News Photo. Imagine That.

Posted by on Thursday December 29, 2011 | Photo Manipulation, Photos In The News

The photo of the funeral of Kim Jung-Il distributed by the Korean Central News Agency, the official news agency of North Korea, was stunning: Limousines driving in formation behind a giant portrait of the Supreme Leader, rows of mourners lining their route, snow whitening the ground, a giant North Korean flag billowing majestically at the... More

Ad Banned in UK for Showing Super Skinny Model

Posted by on Friday November 11, 2011 | Fashion, Photo Manipulation

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in Britain has banned a fashion ad that shows a model who appears to be painfully underweight. Ironically, the model, whose upper arm circumference makes us think about malnutrition, appears in an ad for a clothing company called “Drop Dead.” The British advertising publication Campaign reports that the ASA said... More