The Dangers of Faking It

(my weekly column, syndicated to newspapers) By Jeremy Wagstaff A 40-ton whale jumped out of the water and crash-landed onto a sailboat the other day. The moment was caught on camera by a tourist, the whale suspended a few meters above the boat before it smashes into mast and deck, leaving behind a mass of …

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Fake Photos-A Thing of the Past?

image from WSJ.com You may have already heard about the Chinese antelope that weren’t: This, from WSJ’s Jane Spencer and Juliet Ye: Earlier this week, Xinhua, China’s state-run news agency, issued an unusual public apology for publishing a doctored photograph of Tibetan wildlife frolicking near a high-speed train. The deception — uncovered by Chinese Internet …

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A New Paint Shop Pro

Adobe Photoshop’s old challenger, Paint Shop Pro, is back. Jasc Software yesterday announced the launch of Paint Shop Pro 9 and something called Paint Shop Pro Studio, a “photo editor for consumers who want to do more than novice editing without a steep learning curve”. Paint Shop Pro 9 takes the photo and graphics editor …

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