Posted by: Marshall Sponder | July 10, 2008

One missle too many – how does one get that problem? Photoshop

Iran: You Suck At Photoshop soon after I did – read below:

Gee, I didn’t know bragging rights extended to “fake missiles” – like gee, I only fired 3 missiles, but I want to say I fired four missiles – well, according to a story in today’s New York Times, that’s what happened when Iran fired off a couple missiles the other day in the Iranian desert – In Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many

Ha, ha, like anyone should have those kind of problems – or maybe someone at the Iranian News agency – or who ever doctored the photo though…. gee, why don’t we just fire one missile and photoshop the rest!

In Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many

Now I know how “The West” is corrupting Iran and Islam … Photoshop!
…. As news spread across the world of Iran’s provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, NYTimes.com and many other major news Web sites.
Darn, what will the new 3G IPhone do to the Iranians?  (I doubt they have iPhones in Iran, but who knows, maybe some people found a way to make them work there, as well).
BTW, sounds to me like we can’t always trust what we see in the news, even the New York Times.
Gee, maybe instead of invading Iraq, we ought have sent one Division, and Photoshopped the rest on the armed forces in.
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Top, the image that Agence France-Presse obtained from Sepah News on Wednesday. Below, another image that The Associated Press received from the same source on Thursday.
I’m having fun with this, but it’s actually not funny – but at least, you can see that as different as people say they are in terms of their values, they tend to like to brag, at least, someone had a reason for putting the extra missle in.
Sure, why build anything more than once when you can Photoshop your way to reality?
Anyway, Boing Boing had a competition today to allow anyone to manipulate the missle photo and this is what won:

UPDATE: And the winner is… BB commenter CORPSE1, who says, “Here’s my rendition. I fixed up a number of inaccuracies for them.”

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