Reuters Will Fire Photoshopping Photographers
Reuters has realized that using Photoshop (or any other image editing software) to alter the content of photos in the news is an ethically questionable practice in the least, as evidenced by their current rules and guidelines for photographers. Here's the money quote amidst the technical details:
Materially altering a picture in Photoshop or any other image editing software will lead to dismissal.
This comes after a Reuters scandal from last summer, wherein a Lebanese photographer artificially enhanced the smoke rising from buildings in a photograph of his country's capital. So there it is: if you're a photographer who deals with Reuters, and you try to pass off altered work, expect to get canned.