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Offline Lyubov

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19th Century "Photoshop"!
« on: January 03, 2013, 12:41:23 AM »
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It's not quite as subtle as the airbrushing we're used to seeing in certain celebrity magazines.

But these amusing pictures show how the Victorians were the first to manipulate photographs to create some rather bizarre images.

Photographers at the time combined images from more than one negative to create the novelty photographs which caused a sensation when they were first published.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256159/How-Victorians-beat-internet-beheading-craze-100-years-Bizarre-pictures-19th-Century-photoshopping.html
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Re: 19th Century "Photoshop"!
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 12:53:36 AM »
These images are only mildly horrifying.
 

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Re: 19th Century "Photoshop"!
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 07:49:42 PM »
I can see a bunch of Victorians sitting around, thinking this was the funniest thing they'd ever done.

Also, the Cottingley Fairies were a pretty clever exercise in Victorian photographic manipulation.
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Re: 19th Century "Photoshop"!
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 04:40:00 AM »
Also, the Cottingley Fairies were a pretty clever exercise in Victorian photographic manipulation.

To me, they seem obviously fake, but I guess it was different back then. I'm still surprised that they managed to trick so many people (including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!), though.
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Re: 19th Century "Photoshop"!
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 08:15:57 PM »
Awesome!   ;D
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 10:34:34 PM »
Also, the Cottingley Fairies were a pretty clever exercise in Victorian photographic manipulation.

To me, they seem obviously fake, but I guess it was different back then. I'm still surprised that they managed to trick so many people (including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!), though.

Yes, I guess since photography was still a relatively new phenomenon, people weren't as aware of the manipulability of the technology as we are now.  Probably the way I imagine that the earliest email viruses fooled everyone who received them.  ;)
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Re: 19th Century "Photoshop"!
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 10:36:18 PM »
Also, the Cottingley Fairies were a pretty clever exercise in Victorian photographic manipulation.

To me, they seem obviously fake, but I guess it was different back then. I'm still surprised that they managed to trick so many people (including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!), though.

Yes, I guess since photography was still a relatively new phenomenon, people weren't as aware of the manipulability of the technology as we are now.  Probably the way I imagine that the earliest email viruses fooled everyone who received them.  ;)

Very true!
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