Banzai Slide 'N Splash Whale Pool Box Vs. Reality

Banzai Slide 'N Splash Whale Pool Box Vs. Reality

Three years after we first started pointing it out, Banzai continues to make kiddie pools that are disproportionately smaller than they appear on the box. The latest to enrage the internet is their “Slip ‘N Splash Whale Pool.” On the box it shows four children frolicking. In real life, those would have to be tiny munchkin children. [More]

AMA Attacks Photoshopping For Promoting Anorexia

AMA Attacks Photoshopping For Promoting Anorexia

Photoshopping is used in ads and on magazine covers to make models more “beautiful,” which often means “skinnier.” The American Medical Association says the practice needs to get reined in. “Exposure to media-propagated images of unrealistic body images” has been linked to “eating disorders and other child and adolescent health problems,” the group said in a press release. The group wants advertisers to adopt policies that would curtail altering photographs that lead to “models with body types only attainable with the help of photo editing software.” [More]

Demi Moore's Hipflesh Reappears, Is Angry At The Internet

Demi Moore's Hipflesh Reappears, Is Angry At The Internet

Here’s how you solve all of your PR problems. Send threatening legal letters to the internet. It always works. [More]

Great, Now Demi Moore's Torso Is Missing

Great, Now Demi Moore's Torso Is Missing

In all of the chatter surrounding the Demi Moore W cover controversy, many people have insisted that her vanished hip is part of a perfectly natural pose. They were correct. The photo shows the natural standing pose… of a runway model in her mid-twenties. It appears that Moore’s head, legs, and arms were superimposed on the hips and torso of model Anja Rubik.

Fashion Thunderdome: two models enter, one magazine cover leaves.

Fashion Photographer Offers $5,000 Reward For Demi Moore's Hip

Fashion Photographer Offers $5,000 Reward For Demi Moore's Hip

Demi Moore and W cover photographer Anthony Citrano disagree about whether the infamous picture of Moore was modified to Photoshop out a chunk of her hip. They took their argument to the court of public opinion: Twitter.

Somewhere, Out There, A Piece Of Demi Moore's Hip Is Looking For Its Home

Somewhere, Out There, A Piece Of Demi Moore's Hip Is Looking For Its Home

Since you all were so fond of the photoshop horror that was that one Ralph Lauren ad, we bring you the latest tragedy from BoingBoing. Demi Moore is on the cover of W this month. Well, most of her is.

Photoshopped Model Says Ralph Lauren Fired Her Because She Was Overweight

Photoshopped Model Says Ralph Lauren Fired Her Because She Was Overweight

The Daily News says that photoshopped bobblehead model Filippa Hamilton says she was fired from Ralph Lauren because she was overweight at 5′ 10″ and 120 lbs.

Pool Toy Burns Kids, Kids Strike Back

Pool Toy Burns Kids, Kids Strike Back

Sad but true: the Banzai Alligator Pool isn’t all that it seems. Brennan Donnellan and his kids were excited to come across the pool on sale at Kmart. But hopes for fun in the sun were crushed upon discovering that the pool was much smaller than the one pictured on the package.

Customer Refuses To Give Up, Convinces Apple To Give Him What He Paid For

Customer Refuses To Give Up, Convinces Apple To Give Him What He Paid For

James almost got cheated out of CS4, the suite of graphics software sold by Adobe, when he bought a new Macbook Pro recently. He kept pressing the issue though, and his persistence and level-headedness finally, after several near misses, convinced Apple to do the right thing and send him what he paid for. Congrats to James!

Tiny Faces On Broccoli To Be Heartlessly Discontinued, As Will These Decapitated Heads On Jam Jars

Tiny Faces On Broccoli To Be Heartlessly Discontinued, As Will These Decapitated Heads On Jam Jars

The bloggers that noticed the “tiny faces on broccoli” and shared their discovery with the world (click here to catch up with the horror), have decided to do a little investigative journalism. They contacted the company that photoshopped the little faces onto their broccoli package and got a response. It seems that the tiny faces are a tradition that is now on the chopping block…

Adobe Rejects Refund Request From Last Month Because You Exceeded Their 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. What?

Adobe Rejects Refund Request From Last Month Because You Exceeded Their 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. What?

Edwards tried to cancel his pre-order for Photoshop Elements 6 a month before the software shipped, but was told that he would need to accept the shipment, destroy the CD, and fill out an affidavit attesting to the destruction. Edward did as he was told, which is reflected in Adobe’s notes, but they still rejected his request claiming that he “exceeded their 30 day money back trial guarantee.”

http://consumerist.com/2008/03/27/adobe-has-joined-fotoflexer/

Adobe has joined FotoFlexer, Rsizr, and Piknic to offer a free online image editor, Photoshop Express. ArsTechnica says it’s pretty good for a cross-platform browser app, although it’s got some limitations in this beta launch. (Currently US only.) [ArsTechnica]

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How To: Tell If Images Were Faked

As a skeptical consumer, you’ve probably looked at photo in the news or a piece of advertising and thought, hey, I bet that was faked. Now with a little help from Photoshop, and Tim Mathenson’s tutorial, you can tell.

The Land of Maiming Misfit Toys

The Land of Maiming Misfit Toys

Toys have gotten a lot less interesting now that safety standards are more rigorous. The days of accidental maimings, scaldings, immolations and gougings are over. What are you to give that sniveling, obnoxious brat nephew of yours for his birthday now?

A Change of Pace from All This Thinking: Bad Ads Photoshop Contest

A Change of Pace from All This Thinking: Bad Ads Photoshop Contest