Go Back > The Forum > imfdb

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-21-2015, 08:34 AM
Spartan198's Avatar
Spartan198 Spartan198 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The scorched state of California
Posts: 2,273
Default Am I the only one annoyed by all these Photoshop jobs?

First was the shoddy flattop M4, then the Carbine Rifle in GTAV, then the polymer-furnished Type 56 in TWD, now the shoddy flattop M4 with the addition of an EOTech, RIS handguard, and Surefire light. There's probably numerous others I've forgotten about.

I'll admit MPM's M4 SOPMOD pic with the old style Aimpoint and KAC broomhandle is a bit... dated, but at least it's the actual gun instead of a bunch of cutouts cobbled together from other pics in an image editor. Am I the only one annoyed by this practice? MPM has stated on multiple occasions that he doesn't like his pics Photoshopped, but some editors on the main site keep doing just that. Rare or obscure guns like the XM16E1 or P226K are one thing, but I really don't think pics of a given gun in numerous different aesthetic configurations are needed. The M4 with the carry handle Photoshopped off is a prime example of one that strikes me as totally unneeded, since I don't understand why one of the pics with the handle still attached can't be used in that instance.
"The gun has played a critical role in history. An invention which has been praised and denounced... served hero and villain alike... and carries with it moral responsibility. To understand the gun is to better understand history."

“What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.” - Alfred North Whitehead

Last edited by Spartan198; 06-21-2015 at 08:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2015, 07:18 AM
MoviePropMaster2008's Avatar
MoviePropMaster2008 MoviePropMaster2008 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1,190

You're right

But I've also been remiss in my photographing new AR variants. It's been a rough couple of years. My area for photographing guns is now packed with equipment since one of the warehouses is no longer. I know I said this before, but I hope to try to get to more 'needed' gun variants within a few months.

If you can, list off (with a link) the gun pics you want a NON franken gun shot of. I'll see what I can do.

Thanks again.
The trouble is, one requires a specific thing to understand Liam, that thing being "serious head injuries." (Evil Tim 09-09-2011)
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2015, 10:58 PM
AdAstra2009's Avatar
AdAstra2009 AdAstra2009 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,067

Point of the shots of the gun in the screencap is for a unobscured view of an actual gun portrayed, not for photoshop.
I Agree
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.