New French Law

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  1. RalphLambrecht

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    I heard on the news in Germany that France passed a law on Oct 012017 that all digitally modified images need to be labeled as 'photographic retouched from now on.Dos anyone have more details?
     
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    It will be interesting the see the definition of "digitally modified". Exposure? Contrast? Color temperature?
     
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    as if life isn't complicated enough already !
     
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    Blue skies in lieu of the traditional French greyness. Smoothing over wrinkles. Getting rid of double-chins, bingo wings and jowels. No limit!
     
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    I don't care what the French do.
     
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    Note it says: "As of October 1, "it will be mandatory to use the label ‘retouched photo’ alongside any photo used for commercial purposes when the body of a model has been modified by an image-editing software to either slim or flesh out her figure”" so it only applies to the modification of the body of a model.
     
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    A good move in the right direction. Now it needs to be expanded to all Faux$hopping. :D
     
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    guess this would have to be labelled ?


    i wonder if film photographers retouched as they have since photography was born,
    if theywould have to label their photographs the same way ?
     
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    Please post the URL since it will not play on APUG.
     
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    In the darkroom would raising one side of the easel to elongate bodies at weddings so the bridle party looks thinner have to be labeled? I do not think so since as stated the photograph would not be retouched or digitally altered.
     
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    The law has a particular societal purpose, and only applies to commercial usage.
    Whether it will assist in its purpose (and I understand there are other things being done for the same purpose) may be uncertain, but I certainly can think of worse ways for legislators to spend their time.
     
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    retouched.
     
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