Source: E online
Written By Charlie Amter
It was the perfect shot–a little too perfect.
Star magazine is finding itself the subject of sensational headlines Thursday after the glossy faked photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on a beach together.
With bitter rival Us Weekly reportedly paying upwards of $1 million to lockup exclusive U.S. rights for the actual paparazzi-taken photos of the are-they-or-aren’t-they couple of the moment, Star wasn’t to be outdone. The magazine ran its own photos of the tandem lovingly gazing at each other. But the images, which grace the cover and appear on page 46, are actually cut-and-paste jobs.
Nowhere is it mentioned on the cover that the image was cobbled together. Pitt’s pic came from a Caribbean beach, while Jolie’s was snapped over a year ago on a beach in Virginia. Photoshop them together and voil–African beach shot!
Editor’s note: PSN has a story about Digital Ethics from April 3, 2005. Read the story Kate doesn’t like Photoshop – Digital Ethics