The Economist Gets Caught Altering Cover News Photo

When will editors learn their lessons: do not, under any circumstances, alter news photos!!!

The latest casualty of digital manipulation is the otherwise esteemed British news magazine, The Economist, which in its June 19 edition brazenly altered “for the sake of design” a photo of President Obama visiting an affected Louisiana beach. Where the original photo by Larry Downing of Reuters shows the President bending down to listen to a local representative, Charlotte Randolph, the photoshopped version seems to depict a dejected and depressed Obama with his head down.

I say, blame Photoshop and its Content-Aware Fill feature! 😉

Read the article and view the photos at: PDN.