fauxtography

fauxtography

(fake phoTOGRAPHY) A photo that has been altered in an image editing program for political or commercial reasons. Fauxtography refers to manipulated images that are made to look real. In the digital world, it is very easy to add to or subtract from an image with the results looking very realistic. See Photoshopped and image editor.
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Case in point: The unfortunate Muhammed Dura incident and the use of "fauxtography" are given more than an ample dose of good old fashioned sunlight as she reveals one of the most egregious anti-Israel hoaxes ever sold to the public; however deceptively.
Some tools are well-known to librarians such as Snopes' Fauxtography category and searchers such as TinEye, where you can input the image and then work backward finding resized, edited, and Photoshopped versions and sometimes even originals.
fauxtography: The staging, tampering, directing, Photoshopping, etc., of news photographs.