How "Photoshopping" entered the English language - A lesson for James Purnell

James Purnell, a Junior Minister, has been caught out having been added to a photo that he never actually attended the photo shoot for. This, for the uninitiated, is called "Photoshopping", which refers to the sue of the application "Photoshop", which is a great programme for editing photos.

I have used it in the past to doctor photos for this blog, most notably the rather poor job of did of adding the cat to David Cameron's feet, although rather bizarrely this story then got carried by dozens of other blogs and went round the world, so it shows that Photoshopping isn't all bad.

James Purnell though should know better. He is a Minister, and Iain Dale points out the lessons that should be learnt from past misdemenours of politicians using Photoshop. Iain also highlights that James Purnell himself criticised the BBC for doctoring photos in the past.

I really don't know how he thought he would get away with it.

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