Real or Photoshop quizzes are becoming pretty common on the web. Here's another one
. My criticism of this one is that it's using the term "photoshop" to refer to any fake photo, including ones that have been staged or falsely captioned. I've noticed this usage becoming increasingly common.
However, if you're going to call falsely captioned photos fake, then you need to at least include the caption. Otherwise, the photos aren't making any claim, true or false. For instance, the quiz includes a photo of a clay model of a diplocaulus that was circulating online back in 2004 (discussed here
in the hoax photo database). It's not photoshopped at all, but if you can remember that some people were briefly claiming that it was a real
diplocaulus, then you might realize that you're supposed to say the photo is "photoshopped."
Likewise with this photo of a Bush lookalike trying to solve a Rubik's cube, taken by artist Alison Jackson (Here
in the HPD.) It's not photoshopped, despite what the quiz claims. But it is misleading. Those are two different things.
And picture 29 is a Talon trans-hypersonic, long range attack fighter form the movie STEALTH . . . Arguably, the plane is the only worthwhile part of the whole thing, except maybe for the North Korea ejection sequence.
I agree that there is a difference between Photoshpped and otherwise digitally adjusted or even simply faked old skool . . .
I have a whole host of digital artist impressions that I can say hand-on-heart were not Photoshopped. They were created with various photo editors, but nopt with Photoshop(TM).
Look at the name of the url on the lower left corner before clicking 😛