[dorkbotsyd-blabber] Fwd: Soviet Image Editing Tool From 1987.

danial stocks diode at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 5 10:16:38 EDT 2010


they would have been using it a lot to re edit their history like editing out once state heroes turned undesirable subversives from their historical photographs.

> Soviet Image Editing Tool From 1987.
> 
> "Three years before Photoshop 1.0 was released, computer engineers in
> the USSR were already retouching photographs
> (http://www.petapixel.com/2010/11/03/soviet-image-editing-tool-from-1987/)
> using some surprisingly advanced technology. A video shows how the
> Soviets went about restoring damaged images
> (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2PsiJXswiM) with the help of rotary
> scanners, magnetic tape, and trackballs. No word on whether this
> technology was used to fake moon landings or put missiles in Cuba."
> Photo manipulation in the USSR (and elsewhere) had a pretty good jump
> on computers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_of_images_in_the_Soviet_Union),
> though."
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