MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:
Getty Images has banned photos that contain subjects whose body shapes have been retouched to make them look thinner or larger. The move comes in response to a new law in France that requires that Photoshopped weight be clearly labeled.
France’s new law, which was passed in December 2015, takes effect for commercial digital photos starting on October 1st, 2017. From that date forward, photos with digitally manipulated models will need to be marked as “photographie retouchée,” which translates to “retouched photograph.”
Advertisers who break this new law face fines of up to €37,500 (~$44,000).
In response to this new regulation, Getty Images decided to update the photo submission policies for its service and for iStock, banning the Photoshopping of weight completely.
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