Photo Digital Manipulation

1. Where do we draw the line on photo manipulation?

 
This short survey explores attitudes and perceptions about the alternation or manipulation of photographs in the media. Your responses are part of an on-going research project that began in 2006 that investigates the relationship between digital technologies and media practices.
Participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time without penalty. All responses are confidential and take about 5 minutes to complete. You can email the author at ddunleavy@mac.com if you have concerns or questions.

Results will be posted on the Big Picture blog at http://www.dennisdunleavy.com
1. Please check off the boxes that best describe you.
2. I can tell when a photograph has been digitally altered.
3. I define photo digital manipulation as changes to the content of a picture after it is made through electronic means.
4. I define photo digital manipulation as a process that helps to make the picture better aesthetically.
5. I define photo digital manipulation as a process that helps to make the objects in the picture more visually interesting.
6. I define photo digital manipulation as a process that changes the content of a picture by adding or removing visual elements from the original.
7. If a photographer enhances something that is already there on the original negative to bring it out and make it more visible, that's OK.
8. If a photographer adds something that wasn't there on the original negative, they've crossed the line from a creating a picture that depicts reality to something more fictional.
9. Photo digital manipulation is an increasingly important issue in society today.
10. I think digitally altering pictures impacts how the public perceives the media as a trustworthy, credible, and accurate source of information.
11. Photographic digital manipulation is common place in the media today.
12. Photographic digital manipulation in the media takes place more often than most people think.
13. I have seen altered or manipulated images in the media during the past five years.
14. It's okay to alter personal pictures of family or friends to make them appear better.
15. It's okay for advertising to digitally alter pictures.
16. It's okay for the media to digitally alter pictures of celebrities to make them look healthier, younger or thinner.
17. I expect pictures of celebrities to be enhanced by digital manipulation to make them look healthier, younger or thinner.
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