Photoshopped or Not? A Tool to Tell (The New York Times)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-1606”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“alt”:“The New York TImes logo”}}]]Dartmouth researchers have developed software to analyze the amount of editing a photo has undergone.

The technology could one day mean big changes for the advertising and fashion industries, which regularly use retouched photos.

“(They) fix one thing, then another and pretty soon you end up with Barbie,” said Computer Science Professor Hany Farid, who developed the technology with PhD student Eric Kee.

The new software assigns photos a ranking between 1 and 5, based on the amount of editing detected.

Read the full story, published by The New York Times on 11/28/11.

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