Friday, July 21, 2017

Can You Detect Photo Forgeries?

“If people can't differentiate between real and fake details in photos, manipulations could frequently alter what we believe and remember."
We are confronted with altered images every day, from air brushing in fashion photos to false images in memes, but remain mostly oblivious to this kind of manipulation.

A widely-shared, altered image of President Trump's sons, Donald Jr. and Eric.
The photo on the left is the real photograph.
The one on the right has been altered to be less flattering.
unknown/C. Allergri/Getty Images

A study in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications found that people could detect a false image only 60 percent of the time. And even when they knew an image was false, study subjects could only identify what was wrong with it 45 percent of the time.

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