The Computer Revolution/Computer Graphics/Digital Manipulation< The Computer Revolution
Digital manipulation can be used to misquote individuals, repeat comments out of context, retouch photographs, even create false or misleading photographs and so is an ethical concern as well. While there are some beneficial, ethical, noncontroversial applications of digital manipulation, the matter of altering photos for publication purposes is the subject of debate. Some publications and photographers see no harm in altering photographs to remove an offending item., to make someone look a little more attractive, to illustrate a point, or to increase circulation. Although manipulation of photographs has occurred for quite some time in tabloids and other publications not known as being reputable new sources, there have been several incidents of more reputable news publications using digitally altered photographs in recent years.