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Photoshop blocks opening banknote images (twitter.com/eliseswain)
55 points by TonyTrapp 13 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 13 comments

Another way is to use software without such limitations.

Gimp comes to mind.

Some others are listed here: https://methodshop.com/photoshop-money/

Tried to save money 20 years by using gimp instead of photoshop. As I wanted to be a graphic artist.

I spent so much time installing and compiling Linux that I ended up with a programming career.

I also now use macs.


Gimp is no where near to be an alternative to photoshop. I understand its an open source and free software, but I would rather prefer someone taking money and polishing the software for human usage. Affinity suite is much more recommendable. It offers a lifetime license and is actually a polished and alternate software with most of the feature parity.

Related: I've always wanted to get a T-Shirt with the EURion constellation printed all over it and see if there are any notable cases where images of me can't be opened.

This could be like the anti-paparazzi retroreflective scarves that celebrities wear to hide their faces

The t-shirt printers may not be able to open it or print it with their equipment, you might have to make it yourself.

Related Google Groups discussion from 18 years ago, which claims it's related to the US Counterfeit Detection Act of 1992: https://groups.google.com/g/comp.periphs.printers/c/-qgA_pGE...

also slightly related the artile 'Moire no more'

Seems like a much better idea is to have some kind of imperceptible "this is forged" symbol on the saved file and anything exported.

Even a dumb criminal could get around this with another photo-editing application. With the latter they'll get caught and not understand how. And legitimate uses like the author's aren't affected.

Nothing new here. If I remember correctly they were doing similar 15 years ago when I was in university.

There was a way around it, although I can't remember the details. I was doing a project on counterfeiting for a printing assignment and needed to go through the motions.

I'm curious when Adobe start blocking copyrighted material, ie logos.

What a bunch of jellyfish

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