Software That Seeks Some Honesty in Advertising
“Dr. Farid and Eric Kee, a Ph.D. student in computer science at Dartmouth, are proposing a software tool for measuring how much fashion and beauty photos have been altered, a 1-to-5 scale that distinguishes the infinitesimal from the fantastic,” reports The New York Times. “Dr. Farid said he became intrigued by the problem after reading about[ ] photo-labeling proposals in Europe.”
Since 2009, legislators in Europe have proposed and pushed for “health warnings” on photographs of models that have been Photoshopped in a manner that would create unrealistic expectations of appropriate body image.