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Photo Tampering throughout History

A beleaguered British Petroleum (BP) contending with the gulf coast oil spill posted on their website a doctored photo of their command center in which three originally blank screens were altered. The doctored photo was eventually removed by BP and replaced with the original. BP spokesman Scott Dean said that there was no diabolical plot to photographically beef up the company's command center. Rather, he said, a BP photographer with completely benign intentions just slipped the images in. "Normally we only use Photoshop for the typical purposes of color correction and cropping," Dean said. "In this case they copied and pasted three ROV screen images in the original photo over three screens that were not running video feeds at the time." He added, "We've instructed our post-production team to refrain from doing this in the future." Later, a second photo was removed from BP's website after it was discovered to have been manipulated as well.