Conventional wisdom says that the camera adds ten pounds. (Which, of course, makes me ask: “How do I get these nine or ten cameras off me?”)
The standard solution, as Katie Couric knows, is good ol’ Photoshop. But Photoshop is expensive even Photoshop Elements, the stripped-down version with about four-fifths the functionality, isn’t exactly cheap and the learning curve for either is steep.
Hewlett-Packard has a workaround: cameras that can adjust the ratio between width and height to create a “slimming” effect which might, under certain conditions, be somewhat convincing.
Remember when photographs used to be good enough for evidence? Fuggeddaboudit.
(Via Salon.com’s Broadsheet.)