Shiseido model’s photo with disconnected limbs branded “Photoshop disaster”By ANI
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
LONDON - Japan’s cosmetics giant Shiseido’s badly edited photograph showing a model with disconnected limbs, which was used as publicity material, has been dubbed as a “Photoshop disaster”.
At first glance the model appears to look normal, but under closer inspection there is a large gap between her right leg and her body, while her right hand is equally disconnected.
Experts have highlighted the surreal image, which was used as press material by Shiseido, as an example of how not to Photoshop a photograph.
The image, uncovered by the website Photoshop Disasters, raises issues surrounding the ethical boundaries of the widely used image correcting software.
Shiseido, a company more famous for its sleek and polished models than those with disconnected limbs, admitted the image was not up to its usual standards.
“This image was produced locally by our subsidiary about five years ago as press material to be used for editorial articles,” the Telegraph quoted a Tokyo-based spokesman as saying.
“It was never intended for use in advertisements,” he stated. (ANI)