There’s something odd about the image Grant Shapps tweeted of his recent visit to Spaceport Cornwall. Guido can’t quite put his finger on it…
Someone appears to want Boris consigned to the gulag…
UPDATE: A source close to Grant Shapps said: “Grant wasn’t aware anyone had edited the picture. He removed it as soon as it was pointed out. Obviously he wouldn’t endorse anyone rewriting history by removing the former Prime Minister from a picture. He was proud to serve in Boris Johnson’s Government.”
UKIP’s Welsh manifesto discusses the importance of combining ambulance and fire services to “give fire professionals an important role during otherwise quiet periods”. Well, Welsh fireman certainly don’t spend their “quiet periods” posing for photos for UKIP manifestos – the uniformed hunks aren’t Welsh. They aren’t even British. Indeed, the original stock image of “Portrait Of Confident Firefighters Standing Against Truck” features models from Spain posing in front of Spanish fire engines, handily emblazoned with “Bomberos” in bright orange on their bonnets.
The manifesto also boasts a photograph of an American search and rescue team on the previous page. The word “Sheriff” on the back-plate in the stock image has been removed:
Is there anything Welsh about Welsh UKIP’s manifesto models?
Today is Photoshop’s 25th birthday, the ubiquitous photo manipulation tool beloved by cellulite-ridden models and bloggers looking for cheap laughs. In the 25 years since it’s inception, Photoshop has gone from a student project to make images a bit clearer to a byword for image based deception. Techno Guido doesn’t now what he would do without it.
In the video below John Knoll, one of Photoshop’s creators shows off the original software.
And here’s what Photoshop looks likes now.
It doesn’t look a day over 21. Perhaps it’s been touched up…