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.
     
  8. 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 ?
     

  10. Please post the URL since it will not play on APUG.
     
  11. 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.