Sunday, March 06, 2005

Photoshopping fun with the Guardian!

Fake North Korean snowmen:
In a column about faked photographs, Guardian ombudsman Ian Mayes suggests that a North Korean picture run on Monday may have been faked:
... the Guardian receives about 5,500 digital images a day. Between 120 and 150 images are chosen for publication from those and from other sources. Readers are quick to query pictures that they feel show signs of manipulation. On Monday this week (February 28) we published a picture headed: “Cold war — North Korean children take aim at America.” It showed children apparently throwing snowballs at a snowman representing the United States. A reader wrote: “A fairly casual inspection of this rather feeble bit of North Korean propaganda makes it obvious that the snowman was never in the original photo, but merely inserted afterward.”
Gosh, I don't see any problem!

North Korean children take aim at wingnut Dictator Kim Jong Il
Looks good to me!
(although he would look better as a Jack-o-Lantern)