Friday, January 4, 2013

When is a composite image OK?

Twitter is again buzzing about a doctored image released by Rep. Pelosi's office.

This image is a fake but accurate accounting of the female members of the US Congress. It's a composite ... but not a very good one according to the flurry of Tweets that it generated.

So, yes ... it's "photoshopped." This kind of thing happens all the time in politics.  The content is a composite of more than one image (forgery). The context, a picture of the female members of Congress, is accurate - those are the female members.

It's what you do with the image that makes all the difference in the world.

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