Samsung 's Malaysian arm has some explaining to do. The company, in an effort to show off the Galaxy A8 stars's amazing photo retouching abilities, used a clear-shot portrait, modified it, and then ostensibly passed it off as one taken by the A8.
The trouble started when Serbian photographer Dundja Djudjik noticed someone bought one of her photos from a service called Eyemem that supplies pictures to Getty Images, a famous photo reseller. Jujik, interesting to the buyer, has a quick reverse search and found her image – adulterated to a few inches of his life – on Samsung's Malaysian Product Page.
Djudjic, for her part, was a good sport.
My first reaction is to burst into laughter. Just look at the photoshop work they have on my face and hair! I've always loved my natural hair color (though it turns gray black and white), but I think the creator of the Franc-image prefers red tones. Except in the eyes though, where they removed all the blood vessels.
Who created this image, they also cut me out of the original background and painted me to a random photo of a park. I mean, the original photo is taken at F / 2.0 if I remember well, and they need the "before" and "still" – a photo with a sharp background, and another where the almighty "portrait mode" blows it out. So Samsung's Photoshop Master solved it by using a different background.
This move is a decision by Huawei to draw the same trick with a demo photo in August.
To be beautiful, Samsung warned us this would happen. "The contents of this screen are simulated and are intended only for demonstration purposes," they wrote in the fine print, way at the bottom of the page. Luckily for Djudjik, Samsung paid her for her photo.