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Getty Images Bans All Photoshopped Images That Alter Size Of Models’ Bodies
By Izza Sofia, 27 Sep 2017
Getty has updated its Creative Stills Submission Requirements to specify that it will no longer accept images of models whose bodies have been edited to look either thinner or larger.
In an email, the company has announced that effective from 1 October, it requires “that you do not submit to us any creative content depicting models whose body shapes have been retouched to make them look thinner or larger.”
The e-mail states that although edited images of models’ body shapes are a no-go, “other changes made to models like a change of hair colour, nose shape, retouching of skin or blemishes, etc., are outside the scope of this new law, and are therefore still acceptable.”
The move comes after a new French law obligates magazines to indicate when a photo of a model has been retouched or photoshopped, or else they face a €37,500 fine (US$45,000).
Submitting this type of altered image will result in the photographer breaching both submission guidelines and their agreement with the company, Getty warns. The same change applies to iStock submissions, as well.
France has recently placed a ban on the use of very thin models while two luxury powerhouses, LVMH and Kering, joined forces with a ban on size zero (UK size four) models and girls under the age of 16.
[via PetaPixel, opening image via YouTube]
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