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Welcome To The Dystopia: People Are Arguing Whether This Trump Press Conference Video Is Doctored Or Not
To sum it up: A historically unreliable narrator who works for a conspiracy website tweets out a video in order to show alleged bad behavior on the part of a journalist. The clip goes viral. The White House picks up and disseminates that video and uses it as proof to ban the journalist from reporting at the White House. Outraged journalists decry the White House's use of a video taken from a historically unreliable narrator. Then, users attempt to debunk the video as "actual fake news." Others, unclear if the video is fake, urge caution, suggesting the media may be jumping the gun. An argument breaks out over the intricate technical details of doctoring a clip.

The entire ordeal is a near perfect example of a scenario disinformation experts have predicted and warned of, where the very threat of video manipulation can lead to a blurring of reality. "These technological underpinnings [of AI and photoshop, and editing programs lead] to the increasing erosion of trust,” computational propaganda researcher Renee DiResta told BuzzFeed News in early 2018. “It makes it possible to cast aspersions on whether videos — or advocacy for that matter — are real.”
twitter  disinfo  disinformation  buzzfeed  video  reality  fake-news  photoshop 
4 weeks ago by jm
Russia just made a ton of Internet memes illegal - The Washington Post
In post-Soviet Russia, you don’t make memes. Memes make (or unmake?) you. That is, at least, the only conclusion we can draw from an announcement made this week by Russia’s three-year-old media agency/Internet censor Roskomnadzor, which made it illegal to publish any Internet meme that depicts a public figure in a way that has nothing to do with his “personality.”
memes  photoshop  russia  freedom  web  internet  funny  humour  roskomnadzor  censorship  sad-keanu 
april 2015 by jm
Whiteboard Picture Cleaner

This [shell one-liner] will take a picture of a whiteboard and use parts of the ImageMagick library with sane defaults to clean it up tremendously.: convert "$1" -morphology Convolve DoG:15,100,0 -negate -normalize -blur 0x1 -channel RBG -level 60%,91%,0.1 "$2"


Some kind soul has put up a quickie web UI here: http://api.o2b.ru/whiteboardcleaner
graphics  tools  whiteboard  imagemagick  text  images  cleanup  gimp  photoshop  via:fanf 
june 2014 by jm
Software Detection of Currency
Steven J. Murdoch presents some interesting results indicating that the EURion constellation may have been obsoleted:
Recent printers, scanners and image manipulation software identify images of currency, will not process the image and display an error message linking to www.rulesforuse.org. The detection algorithm is not disclosed, however it is possible to test sample images as to whether they are identified as currency. This webpage shows an initial analysis of the algorithm's properties, based on results from the automated generation and testing of images. [...]

Initially it was thought that the "Eurion constellation" was used to identify banknotes in the newly deployed software based system, since this has been confirmed to be the technique used by colour photocopiers, and was both necessary and sufficient to prevent an item being duplicated using the photocopier tested. However further investigation showed that the detection performed by software is different from the system used in colour photocopiers, and the Eurion constellation is neither necessary nor sufficent, and in fact it probably is not even a factor.
eurion  algorithms  photoshop  security  currency  money  euro  copying  obscurity  reversing 
november 2013 by jm
Content Aware Typography
Photoshop's "Content Aware Fill" applied to text. some very cool results
images  cool  art  typography  algorithms  via:pentadact  photoshop 
july 2013 by jm
Australian VCE exam question accidentally includes photoshopped Battletech mech
File under New Aesthetic:
Exams for the popular History: Revolution subject were original supposed to include the artwork Storming the Winter palace on 25th October 1917 by Nikolai Kochergin, which depicts events during the October Revolution, which was instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917. When students opened their exam this morning they found an altered version of the work with what appear to be a large "BattleTech Marauder" robot aiding the rising revolutionaries in the background.
new-aesthetic  funny  photoshop  russia  1917  battletech  mechs  vcaa 
november 2012 by jm
Photo Tampering throughout History
dating back to 1860: 'This nearly iconic portrait (in the form of a lithograph) of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is a composite of Lincoln’s head and the Southern politician John Calhoun’s body.' I had no idea of many of these
tampering  photos  pictures  images  photoshop  doctoring  history 
march 2012 by jm
Body By Victoria - Secure Computing: Sec-C
Dr. Neal Krawetz brings the science on detecting Photoshop retouching
pixels  images  forensics  jpeg  photoshop  fake  analysis  detection  from delicious
december 2009 by jm
Creative Ireland take on Coir's "No To Lisbon" posters
photoshop phun galore. "Foreign Toilets: VOTE NO" (via Shane Hegarty)
via:shanehegarty  photoshop  lisbon  coir  funny  ireland  from delicious
september 2009 by jm

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