Presto Chango! Photoshop CS5 erases the barrier on image manipulation
The new content aware fill in Adobe Photoshop makes it easier than ever to patch and remove areas from your photographs. Have a lamp post in that photo that you want gone. Abbra cadabbra! Do you look great in that picture with your old boyfriend? Presto chango, he's gone.
This also serves to remind us to NEVER trust what we see on the Web or in print. Need a few more missiles to intimidate the West? Shazamm! Need a little more smoke over Beirut? Poof! A few more protesters maybe? Yea!
Trust is a hard commodity to come by in a time where you always have to ask yourself "has that image been shopped?"