Photoshop Blunders: Manipulated Reality

By Heather Perlberg - 2012-04-26T20:11:37Z

Photograph by Gordon Gahan/National Geographic Stock

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Pinching the Pyramids

<p>Well before Photoshop came along, National Geographic squeezed its photo of Egypt's pyramids at Giza to make the original horizontal image fit the vertical cover in 1982.

Tom Kennedy, who became the magazine's director of photography after the incident, reportedly said: "We no longer use that technology to manipulate elements in a photo simply to achieve a more compelling graphic effect. We regarded that afterwards as a mistake, and we wouldn't repeat that mistake today."</p>