[Tig] grading of stills, etc.

Joe Owens jpo at prestodigital.ca
Mon Aug 3 19:13:56 BST 2009


>
> 'Aside from U.S. newspapers, most of which do not permit photos to  
> be manipulated, it's quite possible that the vast majority of  
> images seen in the public arena have been altered.'

This has been going on for a long time, and it came to a head during  
the OJ trial when Time and Newsweek presented two radically different  
representations of the accused's mugshot:
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~hick0088/classes/csci_2101/false.html
So it even goes back to Trotsky, and there was that famous example of  
the "Hitler jig", an unfortunate leg movement that he made on arrival  
in occupied Paris which the propagandists looped several times to  
make it look like he was dancing.

Or how about http://www.greatdreams.com/war/Napalm-vietnam.jpg
Would have been far more sensational if little Kim were still on  
fire, which would occur to some.... as if it weren't enough horror  
already.

Search Mary Vecchio... Kent State...   if the image is powerful  
enough on raw emotion it doesn't need anything else.

However, sometimes the values need to be adjusted to make it through  
the media, but where does the technical issue cross-over into  
editorializing?

By the way, the latest version of Apple COLOR, (1.5, shipping with  
FCS3) now supports grading of most common graphic images, TIF, JPG,  
etc...

Joe Owens
Presto!Digital Colourgrade
302-9664 106 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5H0N4
+1 780 421-9980
jpo at prestodigital.ca






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