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Photoshopped images to come with a warning under new French law

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by weltweit, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Photoshopped images to come with a warning under new French law

     
  2. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty Wh♂️

    Slightly misleading thread title.
     
  3. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Perhaps its been photoshopped.
     
  4. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Seems a bit silly.
    I'd hazard a guess that obesity is a much bigger problem (no pun intended). I wonder will McDonalds, et al, have to place a warning on their doors, to warn people of the inevitability of obesity if they regularly eat their food.
     
  5. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Why do you say that?
     
  6. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Why did you post this instead of campaigning against climate change?
     
  7. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    600,000 seems like quite a lot of people.

    And that isn't the full extent of the influence of this "slim is beautiful" agenda, it will affect plenty of people who aren't slim.
     
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  8. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Because apathy.
     
  9. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    It is a lot of people but I can't see how this law will make a single iota of a difference.
     
  10. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty Wh♂️

    Because photoshop is used for many photo editing jobs where nobody will have to point it out in small print: just if it's used to mislead in advertising.
     
  11. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Well it might cause advertisers to stop photo-shopping their images to prevent the text having to be put on their adverts?
     
  12. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I didn't see the precise wording of the law in the article, that would be interesting to see.
     
  13. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty Wh♂️

    But the article talks about advertising specifically. Fair point though.
     
  14. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I doubt if a photo of a car was photo-shopped the advertisers would have to carry the warning on that photo ..
     
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  15. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I can't see that happening. They'll either find a loophole or simply add the text, but even if they do add the text, it's not going to change anything for the people who want to look like the photoshopped images.
     
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  16. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty Wh♂️

    Yes, if a Volvo is framed hovering over the moon then you'd expect most people would be sceptical if it was done to claim that kind of performance.
     
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  17. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Should I change the title?
    I was hoping more women might engage, who probably know more about these issues!!!
     
  18. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    I got this from Getty:

    “Effective 1st October 2017 a new French law obliges clients who use commercial images in France to disclose whether the body shape of a model has been retouched to make them look thinner or larger.

    As a result, also effective October 1st, we have amended our Creative Stills Submission Requirements to require that you do not submit to us any creative content depicting models whose body shapes have been retouched to make them look thinner or larger.

    Please note that other changes made to models like a change of hair color, nose shape, retouching of skin or blemishes, etc., are outside the scope of this new law, and are therefore still acceptable.”
     
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  19. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Interesting because the article features an image where the skin has been adjusted ..
     
  20. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    The picture editor has made a bad choice. They've not read the written piece properly, and have plucked something that, in this case, suggests something different than what was reported.

    Happens more often than it should. :-/
     
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  21. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I think all photoshopped images should be made to carry the disclaimer “photographie retouchée”. It would solve a lot of Internet arguments.
     
  22. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    I largely agree with Saul. In time it'll just become the norm for pictures of models to have that text on the ad.

    Why not just ban artificially enhanced body mods in advertising?
     
  23. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    What is an artificially enhanced body mod?
     
  24. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Photos modified with software to artificially enhance women's figures.
     
  25. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    I don't think banning photoshopping in advertising is remotely realistic, you might as well try to ban makeup or flattering lighting.
    I mean everyone already knows that the images are not 'real', and young people use filters on their own selfies all the time, false advertising their own instagram-lives, should that be banned too? I get why people want to push some responsibility onto the fashion / beauty industry but think the real problem lies elsewhere.
     
  26. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    What they are taking issue with is very specific. The artificial enhancement of body shape. Whether or not you agree with that is not the point, I'm not sure I do. Putting a half arsed measure in place like this isn't going to make much difference long term though. Either leave things as they are or deal with it properly.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2017
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  27. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

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    weltweit Well-Known Member

  29. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty Wh♂️

    Did you do that? :D
     
  30. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I am not that talented a photoshopper, no they were on google images.

    There are plenty more, just don't include the word anorexic or you will be shocked.
     

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