Ahhh…the Internet

Last week, we discussed the use of Photoshop for pictures. It is used by professional photographers for numerous changes – resolution, lighting, blemishes, etc. It can also be used to create artistic pieces meant to evoke emotion or to show how two images combined could reflect an image the photographer had in his head.

But, in the past two days, Photoshop has caused a lot of confusion and downright anger because of how it was used in the midst of tragedy. Some of the photos are obviously faked, meant to lighten the situation. But, there are plenty of people on Facebook, Twitter and other places on the web who were taken by the pictures, thinking them real.

What do you think? If it’s not a news organization is it wrong for people to be passing these as real?

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