August 18, 2008
PS in NYT, crafty imaging tech, & more
- In "I Was There. Just Ask Photoshop," Alex Williams of the NY Times writes about the pervasiveness of image manipulation in our culture. Regarding the manipulation of family photos, I found this bit interesting:
In India, she said, it is a tradition to cut-and-paste head shots of absent family members into wedding photographs as a gesture of respect and inclusion. "Everyone understands that it’s not a trick," she said. "That’s the nature of the photograph. It’s a Western sense of reality that what is in front of the lens has to be true."
- Seemingly everyone ever is forwarding me this cool demo showing ideas for enhancing video using still images. I mentioned the work in June, but it’s worth noting that the developers have been collaborating with Adobe folks.
- The You Suck At Photoshop crew has been posting new bits, involving the Baldwin brothers, among many other things.