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2013-02-13 Science & Technology
Iran's 'fake' fighter jet spotted in the air
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2013-02-13 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [859 views ]  Top

#1 Gizmodo is all over this one.
Posted by Raj 2013-02-13 00:20||   2013-02-13 00:20|| Front Page Top

#2 D *** NG IT, I don't see Godzilla anywhere around, do you???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-13 00:44||   2013-02-13 00:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Yeah, he's right here Joe.

Posted by junkiron 2013-02-13 06:00||   2013-02-13 06:00|| Front Page Top

#4 Sometimes we look at a photograph and we know something just doesn't look right, but we just can't seem to put our finger on what is wrong with the image.

In this case we know instantly that the image was "Photoshopped" because the plane and the background (the mountain) were photographed from two different perspectives. Or angles.

In photography perspective means - where was the photographer standing in relation to the subject when he/she took the picture ? In the Iranian Photoshopped image you will notice that, in the case of the background, the photographer was high above the mountain, and from the photographers perspective, he/she was in a position directly in front of the mountain. (head on)

In the case of the jet plane, if you look at the two tail sections, you will notice that the photographers perspective (position) was slightly above the plane and almost all the way to the left.

The image looks phoney because from the photographers perspective the plane would have been flying out of the image, or on the far right, not on the far left.

If you place the plane on the far right of the image, the first thing you notice is that the plane has no exaust. That is probably why the "Photoshop Artist" put the plane on the left and cut off the tail section.

Another dead give away that an image has been "Phoshopped" is the image resolution. Resolution is the size and shape of the pixels. In this case, not only are the two images different resolutions, but the plane has been given a "motion blur" which causes the planes pixels to become rectangular and pointed on the left.


The image of Obama's birth certificate (on his website) is comprised of four different sized pixels.
It is quite easy to program Photoshop to copy only the pixels of a certain size.
If you do this four times what you come up with is the four original documents used to composite the final image.
Also the ink on each document is a different color of black. In addition all the text edits made are a fifth color of black. If you program Photoshop to copy only the fifth color of black, what you come up with are all the text edits they made on the final draft of the birth certificate.
Posted by junkiron 2013-02-13 19:20||   2013-02-13 19:20|| Front Page Top

#5 *happy sigh* Rantburg has the best experts! That was a pure pleasure to read, junkiron.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-13 21:36||   2013-02-13 21:36|| Front Page Top

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