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Xia
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This does not look real to me for some reason I can't put my finger on.
I'm not saying it couldn't be done, but it looks 'shopped to me... What do you think?

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"Kimmy from San Diego pimped out her pooch by creating this iPod doggie-jacket for her Chihuahua. It carries the iPod and speakers so that she can listen to her toonz while walking through Balboa Park."

Where I found it: http://www.doggienews.com/2006/05/icheewawa.htm#comments

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t_chelle16
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The lighting & angles on the ipod, speaker and bow don't even come close to matching the dog. Plus, here's the original photo of the dog (link because it's a huge pic):
http://pics.hoobly.com/full/84RKUXK5NXVT.jpg

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charlie23
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not only is it shopped, they used "drop shadow" on the layer rather than the burn tool. Very amateur.
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Ganzfeld
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quote:
Originally posted by t_chelle16:
[...]Plus, here's the original photo of the dog (link because it's a huge pic):
http://pics.hoobly.com/full/84RKUXK5NXVT.jpg

I don't see how they photoshopped that iPod and ribbon out of the picture so well. Excellent job. [fish]
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IZaNaMI
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Ouch that is one cheap photoshop job
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Joseph Z
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There is no reason to doubt that this photo is genuine but staged I can see. I would find using your pet in a silly nonsense useful for a few minutes as long as the dog is in no danger of being cruelty to animals.

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WonkoTheSane
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quote:
Originally posted by Joseph Z:
There is no reason to doubt that this photo is genuine but staged I can see. I would find using your pet in a silly nonsense useful for a few minutes as long as the dog is in no danger of being cruelty to animals.

There are a ton of reasons to doubt that this photo is real; just look at it. The hard edges of the dropped-in items, the suspicious lack of a shadow on the dog's neck under the cartoonish bow... not to mention the comparison with what appears to be the original photo. Just because a picture is easy to stage, doesn't mean it was.

Wonko "Oh, and I vote obviously, horribly 'shopped" the Sane

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TuFurg
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quote:
Originally posted by Joseph Z:
There is no reason to doubt that this photo is genuine but staged I can see. I would find using your pet in a silly nonsense useful for a few minutes as long as the dog is in no danger of being cruelty to animals.

Edited because I see Wonko also pointed out the fact that the original photo has been posted. Other than that there's no question regarding the lighting.. not even decent Worth1K material IMO.
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Lemon Demon
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My kind of pup. [Smile]
but, yeah, shopped.

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Troberg
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It's not even funny, they should have made an iPoodle. [fish]

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