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In A Photoshop Age, Can You Believe Your Eyes?

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As it gets ever easier to doctor images, will the photograph lose its credibility? A digitally manipulated photo of an Iranian missile launch recently made its way onto major news Web sites, raising concerns about whether images can be trusted. Guests discuss the history of altered images — which stretches back long before digital editing software.


Hany Farid, professor of computer science at Dartmouth, specializing in image forensics; author of the article "Photo Tampering Throughout History"

Vincent LaForet, commercial and editorial photographer; formerly a staff photographer for The New York Times

Bonnie Jo Mount, deputy assistant managing editor of photography at The Washington Post

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