ABC.es: Trustworthy Online News

ABC.es is Spain’s leading online news source, probably because they’re so trustworthy and would never doctor a photo.

Photoshop Disaster

If ABC.es has to survive with shoddy cut-and-pastes that accompany their stories, they can do what I do: ladle sarcasm on the opening sentence, point out my own inconsistencies, and hope that nobody notices I’m following a formula.

Thanks Oscar who was the first to send this into us.

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  • Juan

    ABC is far from being Spain’s leading online source. Do your homework.

    • peaceetc

      Did you leave your sense of humor in your other pants this morning?

  • peaceetc

    You’re missing the whole point. If they didn’t add that woman on the left, then the symmetry of the photo would have been thrown out of balance. What’s more important — the truth, or someone’s artistic integrity (aka OCD)?

    • noosa bunyip

      Hee. Except that “that woman on the left” is clearly an important part of whatever story that photo is supposed to be telling — a story about her being there with those other people. Translation of the caption: “Mayte Spinola, at left, together with [all the other names].” So even if she WAS really there (and I’m guessing she was, and that this PSD is the reporter’s attempt to make up for not getting the right shot), brazenly pasting her into the photo kind of calls the story into question. Hmmm… maybe that’s the point? Maybe the paper is being sarcastic?

      • peaceetc

        I wouldn’t give them that much credit. They just don’t seem to care. They didn’t get the shot they wanted, so they just slapped something together and called it good.

    • Waldobaby

      There IS no artistic integrity here, neither present nor lacking. Since there was no attempt to make the cutout fit in any way other than finding a pic that had the eyes pointing in the right direction, you might say this can’t possibly be a PSD. I would take better care with this cutout if I was using a blade and wax. At least I could adjust the contrast with a camera and pick the right shades of felt tip pen for the edges of her hair…

      • peaceetc

        I think a monkey could do a better job than the person who did this one. Everything about it is wrong, which was kind of my point. Sorry if my sarcasm didn’t come across, but I was kidding.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1224859879 Saurio Escritor Polirrubro

    Well, if you consider that ABC published a false photo of Hugo Chávez dead in Cuba you’ll notice that they don’t care much about truth in images.

    • viking

      Saurio, that was El Pais, in exclusive (obviously)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1224859879 Saurio Escritor Polirrubro

        Ah, yes, sorry. Anyway, they all the same.

  • OurJames

    I am much more disturbed by the guy with the glasses second from the right.

    • Waldobaby

      He’s the one running the séance. It obviously seems to be working out for him better than the LARP “Where’s Waldo” gig that never worked out.