Reuters put a serious cap on editing

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  1. RacePhoto

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    After they got bagged by two photoshopped images, one that had added smoke and made explosions look larger, and another where the same photographer added additional flares dropped from a plane, (which looked like weapons by the way) Reuters fired the editor and recently announced that they checked their photos on file for alterations.


    But here's the new policy which I thought was very interesting. Yes restrictive but it's speaks for their integrity and efforts to make news photos honest.

    http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/01/18/the-use-of-photoshop

    ALLOWED:

    • Cropping
    • Adjustment of Levels to histogram limits
    • Minor colour correction
    • Sharpening at 300%, 0.3, 0
    • Careful use of lasso tool
    • Subtle use of burn tool
    • Adjustment of highlights and shadows
    • Eye dropper to check/set gray

    NOT ALLOWED:

    • Additions or deletions to image
    • Cloning & Healing tool (except dust)
    • Airbrush, brush, paint
    • Selective area sharpening
    • Excessive lightening/darkening
    • Excessive colour tone change
    • Auto levels
    • Blurring
    • Eraser tool
    • Quick Mask
    • In-camera sharpening
    • In-camera saturation styles

    THE RULES ARE:
    • No additions or deletions to the subject matter of the original image.
    (thus changing the original content and journalistic integrity of an image)

    • No excessive lightening, darkening or blurring of the image.
    (thus misleading the viewer by disguising certain elements of an image)

    • No excessive colour manipulation.
    (thus dramatically changing the original lighting conditions of an image)
     
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    how do u get a job at rueters? and how wuld they know what u did in photoshop?
     
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    Reuters has always been more aggressive than the AP on this... but I think AP and CP will be close behind before some photog gets busted altering a news image a little too much.
     

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