Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by weltweit, Sep 30, 2017.
Photoshopped images to come with a warning under new French law
Slightly misleading thread title.
Perhaps its been photoshopped.
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.
Why do you say that?
Why did you post this instead of campaigning against climate change?
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.
It is a lot of people but I can't see how this law will make a single iota of a difference.
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.
Well it might cause advertisers to stop photo-shopping their images to prevent the text having to be put on their adverts?
I didn't see the precise wording of the law in the article, that would be interesting to see.
But the article talks about advertising specifically. Fair point though.
I doubt if a photo of a car was photo-shopped the advertisers would have to carry the warning on that photo ..
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.
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.
Should I change the title?
I was hoping more women might engage, who probably know more about these issues!!!
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.”
Interesting because the article features an image where the skin has been adjusted ..
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. :-/
I think all photoshopped images should be made to carry the disclaimer “photographie retouchée”. It would solve a lot of Internet arguments.
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?
What is an artificially enhanced body mod?
Photos modified with software to artificially enhance women's figures.
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.
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.
Did you do that?
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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