Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/15

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Photoshop dilemma
From: "Beddoe, Neil" <>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 14:41:59 +0100

I don't see anything to fear in what BD and others have said about this.
Three hundred years ago, nobody would have accepted a painting as evidence
of what actually happened.  The acceptance of recorded images, video or
still, as a literal record is a relatively recent thing.  In another fifty
years or so, I doubt whether a video or a photograph will be accepted as
evidence it court as the means to produce doctored images indistinguishable
from the real thing will be within the reach of almost anyone.  

We'll have to go back to trusting people's reputations and integrity when we
form our view of the World.


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