Thursday, February 14, 2013

Iran Photoshops its fighter jet

From The Telegraph:

Iran has been accused of dissembling after a picture apparently showing its latest fighter jet patrolling the skies was dismissed as a fake.

Iranian bloggers were quick to claim that the picture, which purports to show the Qaher-313 jet soaring over a snowy mountain and which was posted on Iranian site Khouz News, had been altered using PhotoShop.

The angle of the shot, as well as the reflections of light and shadows on the plane’s wings, appear uncannily similar to a publicity shot of the jet taken at its unveiling earlier this month.

The background also strongly resembles a stock image of Iran's Mt Damavand available elsewhere on the web.

No word on whether the Iranian bloggers who discovered this are in prison yet.