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Truth or Fiction in Images

Farid1.jpgCS Professor Hany Farid continues to make waves with his profound understanding of digital images: how they can be manipulated, and how to spot changes that were not in the original shot. The NYT has a story today on his new software for measuring the extent to which photos have been altered. The program generates a score of one through five to rank the alteration of a picture. Like all good researchers, Professor Farid is helping us all to better understand the world.


Here’s the College’s press release.

Addendum: In case you haven’t seen it, Dove’s Real Beauty video provides a clever illustration of how what is, is not what we get. The parody version has its moments, too.


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