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10 of the worst Photoshop disasters - in pictures. China officials in new Photoshop fail. With an eerie floating head and torso looming above a doll-sized figure, it could be a still from a supernatural movie.

China officials in new Photoshop fail

Instead the image now spreading far and wide is another spectacular Photoshop fail for Chinese officialdom. The comically inept piece of doctoring, published by the government of Ningguo in Anhui province, was intended to show the concern of vice-mayor Wang Hun and other officials as they visited an old lady in the city. But authorities deleted it, apologised and ordered an employee to write a self-criticism after they were deluged with mockery by internet users.

Microbloggers pointed out that while officials had merely said sorry for the obviously fake photograph, an official government crackdown threatens jail for lowlier souls spreading "internet rumours". In a statement the officials said they had indeed visited centenarians including Cheng Yanchun during a Chinese festival. The 25 best alternatives to Photoshop. Adobe’s Photoshop is now 25 years old and is arguably the pinnacle of photo editing.

The 25 best alternatives to Photoshop

But, at £8.57/month, it’s also much more expensive than most people can afford, so here are 25 alternatives for 25 years of photoshoppery. The five best … Pixelmator - best for Mac Pixelmator is arguably the best photo editor on a Mac. It handles even the largest photos with ease, replicates as many Photoshop tools as are generally required, as well as Photoshop file support, and has an excellent heal tool that can interpret what’s around it and fill in detail. Excellent for quick touching up of photos to detailed manipulation for novices and pros alike. – best for Windows Free - Windows started life as a simple replacement for Microsoft Paint, but evolved with new features such as multiple layers and more advanced photo editing tools. Excellent for quick edits, crops and the majority of daily photo editing.

Jennifer in paradise: the story of the first Photoshopped image. It hardly looks like an image that shook the world.

Jennifer in paradise: the story of the first Photoshopped image

But this photograph, taken in 1987 by John Knoll, could be as central to the modern visual vernacular as Eadweard Muybridge's shots of galloping horses or the first use of perspective. Its subject is Knoll's then-girlfriend Jennifer, topless on the beach in Bora Bora, gazing out at To'opua island. The young couple worked together at Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm's special-effects company, and were enjoying some well-earned R&R after working 70-hour weeks on the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Lena Dunham apologises for Photoshop claim after magazine denies airbrushing. Lena Dunham criticises use of ‘mad Photoshop’ on magazine cover. Lena Dunham has criticised a Spanish magazine that she said used “mad Photoshop” on its cover image of her and appealed for it to be honest with its readers.

Lena Dunham criticises use of ‘mad Photoshop’ on magazine cover

The latest issue of Tentaciones (Temptations), a monthly supplement with Spain’s highest-circulation newspaper El País, features an image of Dunham styled in an homage to the British model Twiggy. It was taken by the Colombian-born photographer Ruven Afanador and first appeared in Entertainment Weekly in 2012. In a post to Instagram, where she has 2.4m followers, Dunham said the image, as it appeared on the cover of Tentaciones, had been airbrushed and did not reflect “what my body has ever looked like or will ever look like”.

“Oh hello Spanish magazine Tentaciones! I am genuinely honored to be on your cover and so happy you used a pic by @ruvenafanador – he always makes me feel gorgeous,” she captioned the image. Photoshopping: Altering Images and Our Minds. Photoshopping, digital alteration, image manipulation, blah blah blah.

Photoshopping: Altering Images and Our Minds

Everyone talks about the fact that so many images of women are “perfected” with the help of technology, but we can’t just toss it aside as a non-issue everyone already knows about. Whether or not a person is aware of the possibility of image alterations, not everyone realizes exactly HOW MUCH these images are changed to fit some seriously un-human and unrealistic ideals that we view over and over.

Photoshop Turns Pizza Into Woman. Something must be done (photoshop face makeover, body image issues, media, transformation) The Effects and Use of Photoshop in the Media. Why Photoshop is More Deadly Than You Thought. Here at HelloGiggles, we don’t take Photoshopping lightly.

Why Photoshop is More Deadly Than You Thought

How can we? In the past two weeks, we’ve witnessed numerous brands digitally shrinking women’s waists, slimming down upper arms and enhancing inner thighs. While it’s ridiculous that companies even feel the need to transform already beautiful female (and male) bodies, we need to talk about the detrimental effects these images have on young girls. The statistics are truly shocking. I think we all understand that many young women are subconsciously affected by the virtually flawless posters and pictures of models with unattainable bodies.

This model is naturally a size eight, a perfectly healthy size. Is Photoshop Destroying America's Body Image? Has Photoshop gone too far?

Is Photoshop Destroying America's Body Image?

Kate Winslet and Brad Pitt are among several public figures who think so and the American Medical Association (AMA) is now backing them up. Winslet was one of the first to break ground when she took action against GQ magazine for digitally altering her body in its photographs — making her unrealistically thin. Pitt requested that there be no retouching on his W magazine cover, personally selecting, Chuck Close to shoot it, a photographer known for his extremely detailed portraits that expose skin flaws. Exploring the use of photo editing in modern media.