Naked Eye

Think you can tell a doctored image from a fake? Popular Science links to three tests you can take to gauge your powers of discernment (the first link is fubar; correct link). First two quizzes on general imagery (mostly images I’ve seen floating around the net), the last tests your ability to tell between photographs and renderings. I scored 75-80% on the first two, 90% on last. You?

Entertaining, but raises real questions where news is concerned, especially when that news comes from less-trusted sources like blogs, but also in the realm of increasingly popular photo illustration.

Thanks Ken Light

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2 Replies to “Naked Eye”

  1. Interesting – the line between faked photos and real… in this case almost certainly a real photo but many thought it was faked due to Photoshop artifacts left over from “normal” image editing process. We’re so used to manipulation that we suspect it even when images are legit.

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