As post-processing applications become more and more powerful, it is becoming increasingly difficult to trust an image as a relatively honest representation of a scene. Would a set of universal icons that indicated the sort of post-processing that had been done to an image be something you would support? This interesting video takes a look at that possibility.
Coming to you from Michael the Maven, this thought-provoking video tackles the question of how we might deal with the increasing difficulty of discerning the amount of realism in an image versus that which has been added or modified via advanced post-processing. Of course, this is an issue is many different areas of photography and society at large for different reasons. In photojournalism, it is widely accepted that only the most basic corrections should be allowed for the purpose of maintaining the truthfulness of reporting. On the other hand, for something like social media, the implications could come down to things like the representation of products and places that people are spending money on. A universal set of icons could help consumers make more informed decisions and also allow the public better insight into news coverage. Check out the video above for more on the topic.