Updated on April 19, 2010
Castro Photo Fake!!
The Drudge Report posed an important question today: “Read or Fake?”, referring to the recent photo of Castro holding a copy of a current Cuban newspaper. I decided to find out since the link to the article didn’t answer the question.
I saved the photo and ran it through my well-trained Photoshop eye. Upon initial review, the photo appears legitimate. However, after zooming in 400% on the photo, the truth is revealed – the photo is a fake.
If you have Photoshop 6 or better, right click and save the image. Open it with Photoshop and zoom in 400%. The first thing you’ll notice is that the edges of the photo and all text seems pixelated while the rest of the “paper” is quite smooth and consistent. Now, take a look at the upper left-hand corner of the “newspaper” he’s holding. His index finger is obviously photoshopped out to appear BEHIND the photo. Once again, the area where his finger would appear is the only pixelated portion of the “newspaper” at that location.
After close scrutiny, one can only assume that the photo was doctored to make it appear as if Castro is alive and well. If that was their goal, they really need a new photoshopping expert for their next foray into fiction.