Thursday, July 10, 2008

Iranian Missile Launch Image Photoshopped

It seems the widely reported image of four Iranian missles launching was photoshopped.

"Agence France-Presse said that it obtained the image from the Web site of Sepah News, the media arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, on Wednesday...Does Iran’s state media use Photoshop? The charge has been leveled before. So far, though, it can’t be said with any certainty whether there is any official Iranian involvement in this instance. Sepah apparently published the three-missile version of the image today without further explanation."

"For its part, Agence France-Presse retracted its four-missile version this morning, saying that the image was “apparently digitally altered” by Iranian state media. The fourth missile “has apparently been added in digital retouch to cover a grounded missile that may have failed during the test,” the agency said."

Follow the link for the two images at the bottom.

Update: Boing boing has a collection of other edits done to the photo. Very funny.


Roman said...


Btw, I watched the Simpsons Movie for the second time the other day and found it very funny... First time - just ok... Very strange...

spider pig, spider pig! does whatever spider pig does... LOL

Howard said...

I saw it twice in the theater in the same weekend. Still have to watch the DVD.

Spider-pig is awesome. It's the tune from a spider-man cartoon from when I was a kid. It's one of the catchiest theme songs ever. Homer's version is magnificently stupid. "Can he swing from a web? No he can't, cause he's a pig."

Roman said...

Yeah... just like discovering a deeper meaning I felt, with new iteration, discovering a deeper level of stupidity :)... and it was getting even funnier :)