Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Faking a Ghost Photo EZ as an iphone app

Adding a ghost to a photo used to mean learning how to use a program like Photoshop on your PC, but now all you need is a smart phone like the iphone and a smart app.

The photo on the right was supposedly taken by a builder and passed off as the ghost of a schoolboy watching his old school be demolished . . . yeah, yeah, soppy story, truthful witness . . . all fabricated, but it was published in a couple of newspapers, who admittedly, are very lax these days about checking sources or verifying, well, anything, before publishing.

One example, of a little girl in a plaid dress in the stairwell of a railway station, was submitted to Aussie Ghosts in April 2010, and the poster honestly believed that it couldn't have been edited because his friend took it with his iphone. It turns out that in January 2010, just a few months earlier, an iphone app called Ghost Capture was introduced, leading to a rash of little girl in a plaid dress sightings. The app currently has 20 images that can be inserted, moved around, faded in, etc. to create a convincing effect with which to scare your mom or amaze your more gullible friends.
The photo on the left of a little girl on a ship was submitted to the Aussie Ghosts forum to show that the one on the right of a little girl in a train station was a fake created with the iphone app called Ghost Capture. SOURCE

To download the Ghost Capture app, go to this link or download it directly from itunes. There are other similar apps and I'm sure there will be more as fast as enterprising entrepreneurs can create them.

You can view the top 10 submissions of "ghost photos" created with this app at Top 10 photos

Have fun, but don't be fooled.

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