How to understand if images aren’t Photoshopped?

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Photo manipulation is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception, through analog or digital means. Its uses, cultural impact, and ethical concerns have made it a subject of interest beyond the technical process and skills involved.

In our case JPEGsnoop is a free Windows application that examines and decodes the inner details of JPEG and MotionJPEG AVI files. It can also be used to analyze the source of an image to test its authenticity.

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Photo Gallery with Carousel Viewer

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Dynamic Drive offers a page slider script they call the Step Carousel Viewer, which uses jQuery as well. The examples they use on the page are images only, but the panels themselves are just DIV’s, so you could conceivably put anything you want in there. There are some unique navigational options which makes this one cool such as “forward 2 panels” and “back to 1st panel” as well as an option to display which panel (or range of panels) you are currently viewing.

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Microsoft Plans Flickr Competitor

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An anonymous reader writes

"Judging by newly posted job calls, Microsoft is now working on a Flickr-like online photo service. ZDNet reports: ‘"This feature team is building a next-generation photo and video sharing service that will compete with Flickr, SmugMug and other photo web solutions today. This is a ‘v1′ opportunity," the ad said. And video will be a part of the effort, too: "This role will work across the new Windows Live division with teams like Spaces, SkyDrive, Messenger and Hotmail to construct a winning strategy for Microsoft in photo and video sharing." Evidently, Microsoft sees the effort as an online extension of its current desktop technology.’ Gundeep Hora, at CoolTechZone, feels that such a service is unlikely to succeed, and lays out the numerous challenges the company will face upon entering the market."

[via Slashdot]