The Ethics/ Skills Interface in Image Manipulation


  • Jenny Webber



HCI, image, ethics, multimedia


Image manipulation using computer technology has become a basic skill required in various graphics dependent industries such as advertising, and the print and electronic media, and for specialist use in institutions for in-house and on-line publishing and the creation of Web pages. The 'seamless' alteration of photographs and other visual images made possible by computer technology has allowed misrepresentation with intent to deceive, and difficulty in establishing copyright of original images. The dilemma in teaching techniques of image manipulation is to create a basis for ethical practice HCI in this paper refers to the ethics/skills interface in the education and work of multimedia practitioners.


How to Cite

Webber, J. (2000). The Ethics/ Skills Interface in Image Manipulation. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 7(2).



Selected Papers from the Australian Conf on Human Computer Interaction (OZCHI)