Manipuliertes Foto aus Beirut bei Reuters

--- Little Green Footballs weist auf besonders dreiste Formen des Photoshoppens bei einem von Reuters veröffentlichten Bild aus Beirut, auf dem die sichtbaren Folgen eines israelischen Bombenangriffs deutlich aufgebauscht wurden:
This Reuters photograph shows blatant evidence of manipulation. Notice the repeating patterns in the smoke; this is almost certainly caused by using the Photoshop “clone” tool to add more smoke to the image. It’s so incredibly obvious, it reminds me of the faked CBS memos. Smoke simply does not contain repeating symmetrical patterns like this, and you can see the repetition in both plumes of smoke. There’s really no question about it. But it’s not only the plumes of smoke that were “enhanced.” There are also cloned buildings. The photographer who took this picture (probably also the person who doctored it), Adnan Hajj, is rather well-known to LGF readers. In fact, rather well-known to the entire world. He also took this infamous photograph from Qana of the guy in the green helmet, parading a dead body around for pictures, featured on the front pages of newspapers worldwide ... The possible original for this faked photo has been discovered. And it was taken on July 26, 2006, credited to the Associated Press, by Ben Curtis ... Reuters now says this is the original photo
Mehr dazu natürlich auch bei israelischen Nachrichtenagenturen: Reuters withdraws photograph of Beirut after Air Force attack after US blogs, photographers point out 'blatant evidence of manipulation.' Reuters' head of PR says in response, 'Reuters has suspended photographer until investigations are completed into changes made to photograph.' Photographer who sent altered image is same Reuters photographer behind many of images from Qana, which have also been subject of suspicions for being staged . Bericht auch in Telepolis: Die Wahrheit der digitalen Bilder.

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