8 Political Photoshop Fails From 2011

Over the last year the US and the UK has moved to ban the use of Photoshop within cosmetic adverts but looking over the disasters we’ve received in the last year the worst abuses of Photoshop has actually come from state run organizations. 

Some of these disasters we’ve posted before, others we classed as Photoshop fails and decided to post them as a collection.

Three Levitating Chinese Government Officials

County mayor Li Ningyi and vice-mayor Tang Xiaobing are inspecting the newly constructed country road at Lihong Town.

Kremlin activists caught red-handed

Here we have a doctored photograph of Alexei Navalny to suggest he is being illicitly funded by a controversial anti-Kremlin oligarch.  The actually photo that was taken is below. [read more]

North Korean Altered Procession

This photo was taken from the funeral of Kim Jong-il and as you can see the camera men were removed from the photo. [read more]

Philippines officials Photoshop themselves into typhoon cleanup photo

Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways officials were left red-faced after it was discovered they had Photoshopped three officials into a typhoon cleanup photo. [read more]

North Korean Flooding in Pyongyang

AP withdrew this photo after having doubts that it might have been digitally altered. (KCNA) [read more]

Manipulation of traffic on the “peripherique” Paris by Denis Baupin (Ex Minister) 

The goal of the picture is to show the saturation of the traffic on the “peripherique” , the highway belt around Paris.[read more]

Canadian MP: Rathika Sitsabaiesan

I’m glad they moved to a PG version.

Tendering District Council: One Of Us One Of Us

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  • Hadopi

    Manipulation of traffic on the “peripherique” Paris by Denis Baupin (Ex Minister)  -> In truth, it’s not Denis Baupin (Deputy Mayor of Paris), but Roger Karoutchi, a former minister.

    • http://twitter.com/adsaum Adrien Saumier

      True! The traffic picture was manipulated *against* Denis Baupin who have never been minister, to empĥasize his “cars hate policy”. :-)

  • Mardi

    This would be a great site if the photos came through.  I get all the text, but no photos.

    • http://www.www.psdisasters.com Vernon

      What do you mean that you don’t get all the photos?

  • marie

    the last one “one of us, one uf us” is actually hilarious. It’s not only songle faces that are doubled but the hole row of people. Have a better look at that pic. I recon there are no more than 10 different faces in there. The three people to the left of the blonde girl in the upper middle are the same as the ones to her right at the lower row. The same is true for all of them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/e.j.weir Emily Weir

      I love that they made the effort to flip each photo instead of just cloning them as they were, like no one would notice.

    • Jesse

      Actually, every single person in that photo is repeated at least twice, sometimes 3 times.

  • Bev

    The governments don’t follow their own rules?  I’m shocked & appalled!  :)  

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  • Bruce Desertrat

    You forgot the Hasidic Israeli paper erasing Hilary Clinton and Audrey Thomason from that famous photo in the Situation Room in a very Stalinesqe manner:


    • http://www.www.psdisasters.com Vernon

      Not really a political image Bruce, this one was more the fault of the paper. 

  • http://twitter.com/kremaster Álvaro Varona
    • http://www.www.psdisasters.com Vernon

      Not really a political image Alvaro

      • http://twitter.com/kremaster Álvaro Varona

        Sorry :(

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  • Stella

    Cameramen were removed frm Kom Jong’il’s funeral picture… they got lucky.  If he were still alive, it wouldn’t have been just their images that were removed.

    • http://www.www.psdisasters.com Vernon

      Maybe they aren’t still alive!