Iranian Photoshop: Make art not war

Iran Photoshop Fighter

News of the discovery of Photoshop fakery used by the Iranian government is fascinating.

Iran, showed off it’s latest stealth fighter jet at a recent ceremony attended by top Iranian officials including President Mahmoud Admadinejad. Claims were made that the new fighter could evade radar, fly at low altitude and was weapons equipped.

Sharp-eyed Iranian bloggers were quick to spot that the ‘Qaher-313’ jet appeared in entirely the exact angle, position and with the same lighting as in the publicity shot of the official unveiling ceremony several weeks earlier.

When pictures were subsequently released of a sortie supposedly undertaken by the high-tech-jet, things were not entirely what they seemed.
Sharp-eyed Iranian bloggers were quick to spot that the ‘Qaher-313’ jet, reportedly flying a mission over a snow-capped mountain range, appeared in entirely the exact angle, position and with the same lighting as in the publicity shot of the official unveiling ceremony several weeks earlier.
Further enquiry also discovered that the snowy background used for the shot was of Iran’s Mount Damavand, and had actually been taken from an internet Stock Photography site.

Make art, not war

Here at Scribbletribe, we think that the mouse is mightier than the sword and love the way that creativity and a little Photoshop know-how can be used as a defence strategy.

Our only advice to any aspiring Iranian Photoshoppers is to take a little more time to source your materials – take your own photos; save money and save international embarassment.

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