Barack Obama’s inaugural crowd (left) compared to Trump’s inaugural crowd (right).
The controversy over the crowd size and Trump’s inauguration misses the entire point. The fact is that through the miracle of Photoshop technology, Trump can have whatever size crowd he wants. To show how easy it is, here is Trump’s inauguration enhanced with enough imaginary people to match the crowd at Barack Obama’s inauguration. Now, Trump’s alternative fact is complete with an alternative photo, proving that everything is exactly as he says it is. Not!
For more on the controversy over the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration, see Fact check: The controversy over Trump’s inauguration crowd size and Crowd controversy: The making of an Inauguration Day photo.
About Mark Mizen
I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.