Recently, Netizens found another “floating photo” (photoshopped photo) on Zhenjiang province, Hangzhou City, Yuhang district government official website. In this photo which describes, “Nanhu beach park’s landscape optimization project has been completed”, five men were obviously Photoshopped into the background. Netizens made fun: “leaders are surely not ordinary people”, they “operate like gods.”
The photo is from an article on the Hangzhou City, Yuhang District government official website published on May 9, 2012. The article said, “May 8, Hangzhou Nanhu Construction and Development Company invited the Beach Park optimization project construction company and its supervision unit, also forestry landscaping company and other units for handing off and transferring the construction project.”
The original photo
Many curious netizens found the photo: five men standing on the corridor, or on grass, but they looked like they are just floating on the background. “The government website editor’s photoshop technique sucks so bad!” Netizens said angrily.
In fact, this is not the first time netizens found “floating photo”. In June last year Sichuan Province, Liangshan Autonomous Huili county government website posted a report titled “High standard construction, Huili County highway through rural area”. The photo for the article had three government officials “floating” on the highway, the caption said “several government leaders are inspecting the newly built highway.”
netizens then had their fun with this
Later Huili county propaganda department staff acknowledged that the photo is indeed photoshopped and also removed it from the website.
May 18, Yuhang District government website published a letter of apology, saying “improper operation” caused uploaded picture with serious error” and sincerely apologize to the netizens.