Fake or Real: How to become a photo sleuth

Father of digital forensics and Dartmouth professor Hany Farid has a little test to see whether you can detect a fake photo from a real one.

I had fun with this. The commentary provides a quick grasp on spotting digital fakery and the various tactics employed to make it real.

Above: Can you spot which is fake?


You suck at Photoshop #10

The episodic Photoshop videos by Donnie Hoyle that are part tutorial, part divorce rant that everyone is Digging about.

The rest of it (caution: strong language): Ep 1 | Ep 2 | Ep 3 | Ep 4 | Ep 5 | Ep 6 | Ep 7 | Ep 8 | Ep 9 |

Everywhere: A user-generated magazine

Everywhere is a glossy travel magazine made up entirely of contributed photos and short pieces by visitors to the site. Published contributors get paid and you can even download the PDF version of Issue 1 and Issue 2.

Rohit Bhargava is enthused by it:

Every month, the editors select the best articles and photos (based on their editorial team and a system of voting on their website) and lay out a new magazine. This is brilliant for a number of reasons, but most specifically the costs they save on hiring a staff of writers and paying their expenses is put into the production of the magazine which is every bit as professional and beautiful as any other travel magazine likely to be on your coffee table…it will be interesting to see if this model of a completely user generated magazine could work in other industries. Is this unique to travel because of the passion people have for writing and photography in this category, or could it work for any industry?

The Everywhere Mag model explained.

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