The Meaning of Photoshop

Khoi posted an interesting article over on Subtraction about whether France’s proposed Photoshop retouching notification law is a valuable idea in the interest of the public good or a misguided example of government overreaching. I agree with Khoi that it’s a debate worth having.

Earlier this month fifty politicians put a law in front of French parliament under which digitally manipulated images would bear the somewhat rueful label “Retouched photograph aimed at changing a person’s physical appearance.” The goal is essentially one of public health and consumer expectation: don’t try looking like this at home.

Read the Full Post:The Meaning of Photoshop, by Khoi Vinh