Can photos be trusted since Photoshop

For years, the boundaries of digital manipulation have been a hot topic. Can photos be trusted since Photoshop? Clearly the opportunities for abuse are many. The answers lie squarely with the integrity of the photographer or Photoshop editor.

The image below is an example of expert manipulation of a seemingly benign photo, but the trained observer with a discerning eye might beg to differ …

Photoshop digital manipulation
Though it may not be noticed at first by the untrained eye, this image has been manipulated. Larry Shapiro photo