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Need a second opinion on this one. If you check the tripod leg in the background, it's bent ever so slightly to the right. Evidence of tampering? Perhaps, but it's subtle and not the most egregious example - the PSD blog has some pretty appalling one where they've done it on backgrounds with parallel lines, big fucking mistake. But PROTIP: If you're going to liquify your subject to change their shape, isolate you freaking background first, or at least reset it with the reconstruct tool afterwards. ADK...I'll orate your hostel! 11:43, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

I'd like to help but am not a member. Тytalk 13:04, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Ah, seems to have been a crossed wire, this image, although it's more zoomed in. ADK...I'll complement your eel! 23:28, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Ah, i see it now, thankee kinldly. Тytalk 01:43, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
Another amazingly ridiculous one ADK...I'll xerox your octohedron! 12:34, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
Interesting architecture there. Тytalk 12:46, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

On the Moon Section[edit]

Is the moon section supporting or refuting the conspiracies. Should it be removed? —€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 00:17, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

I believe I wrote most of that so perhaps I should answer. It is neither supporting or refuting, but merely reporting. If you follow the link to Ken Johnston you'll see that there's more than a dash of absurdity in what the gentleman claims. As for the second paragraph here, nix it if you like but I thought it would be helpful. Ithaca8 (talk) 00:45, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
How about this?:
NASA manipulation of Apollo photography is a recurring theme of NASA haters and enthusiasts of Lunar anomalies. In particular, allegations from former NASA contractor Ken Johnston that he personally saw technicians doctoring the Hasselblad images shot by the astronauts have been taken up and publicized by haters such as Richard Hoagland and Mike Bara. The images were modified for media outlets, however, this was done to remove impurities in the high quality images; visual noise and impurities are not unusual and are even common in modern photos.
€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 01:15, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Not bad, thanks for the effort. I'd prefer this 3rd sentence:
The images were modified for media release, by retouching sparkle in the totally black areas of lunar sky. Normal photographic practice avoids areas of solid black because they are so difficult to render accurately.

Those holocaust photoshop jobs[edit]

I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but I guess this'll do.

So I guess many of you have seen those edited pictures of Germans and Jews in the last war, with e.g. bodies of dead Jews being shopped out of existence and then claiming the reverse to be true (example). I personally would greatly appreciate if anyone with intricate knowledge about said matter could try tracking down what the origin of the fakes is and possibly address the matter in an article suitable for it. I remember that the lower-most picture of the collage I linked was once analyzed by a professional photography artist and he concluded that 1) the middle guy's trousers look way too straight on the left side to be unaltered and 2) the middle guy's hands are mirror images of each other – stuff like that could also be worth including. -- (talk) 22:03, 13 April 2020 (UTC)