ERIC Number: ED370592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Fun and Games with Photoshop: Using Image Editors To Change Photographic Meaning.
Croft, Richard S.
The introduction of techniques for digitizing photographic images, as well as the subsequent development of powerful image-editing software, has both broadened the possibilities of altering photographs and brought the means for doing so within the reach of many. This article is an informal review of the ways image-editing software can be used to improve photographic communication. Image-editing software permits the correction of photographic faults by providing simple means for cropping, adjusting brightness, contrast, and color balance, and retouching. A number of techniques are now available for focusing viewer attention on part of the photograph or for simplifying the subject by eliminating detail. Meaning can be added through color changes, annotations, enlargement of areas, and composition of drawn or other photographic elements with the original. Ethical concerns have acquired new importance with the possibilities for changing meaning through editing and with the ease with which copyrighted works can be copied. Six figures illustrate some of the techniques. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Digital Technology; Digitizing
Note: In: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (25th, Rochester, New York, October 13-17, 1993); see IR 055 055.