Image-editing software and apps are evolving constantly, increasing web designers’ capabilities to apply highly sophisticated techniques. Cloning, editing, blending, and image-correction tools can reconfigure an image, so even experts have difficulty perceiving whether the image is an original or an altered version. The negative aspect to these evolving capabilities is the potential to misrepresent reality. For example, it is possible to place an individual in a photo to suggest he or she was present when the photo was taken. This capability to alter images raises the question of integrity.
Identify one or two legal and moral issues surrounding misrepresentation using altered images. In addition, discuss the responsibility of web designers to protect against misrepresentation using altered images.