When did image manipulation start?

Image analysis started in the 1950s and 1960s, especially in psychology laboratories, so the term came much later. Image-matching systems used in the 60s to 70s were mostly based on the work of Henri PoincarĂ© and his colleagues from Lyon, France. The image matching was done by comparing two images and finding the most similar match (a line or a sphere), while using a grid to highlight the differences and eliminate those that did not match. In later versions of the technique, the image of what was matched with the image of a third eye was shown to the person who saw it and had to check the image for the same match. However, as this was done in a blind way, it had the negative side effect that the person was not able to immediately identify the differences, but after a short period the image could be “clicked on” to see what they were. This created a system that was easy to use for both eyes. Since then, there has been a huge rise of commercial image manipulation software. This helped the public identify what could be altered, such as the lighting, color, or even the size of the image.

The Image Manipulation World Cup was created in 2003 as a collaboration between two of the biggest and one of the fastest growing computer graphics companies. Using a mixture of software and art, the teams compete for a chance of winning over $50,000. All images used in the site, as well as those used to win prizes, were taken directly from these competitions.

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