Archive for the 'Magazine Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Is a Playboy Centerfold Really the Standard Test Image for Image Processing Algorithms?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to the world of magazines and whether they are true or false. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: A Playboy centerfold is the standard test image for image processing algorithms. It was in 1973 that Alexander Sawchuk, a professor at the University of Southern California’s [...]

How the Heck Did Oprah’s Head Land on Ann-Margaret’s Body?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to the world of magazines and whether they are true or false. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: TV Guide once put Oprah Winfrey’s head on Ann-Margaret’s body for a cover. Nowadays, we’re a little more used to the idea of photoshopping, but in 1989, [...]

Does Time Magazine Intentionally Put Devil’s Horns on Cover Subjects They Dislike?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to the world of magazines and whether they are true or false. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: Time magazine intentionally placed “devil horns” on Billy Graham and/or Bill Clinton as some sort of commentary. Back in early January 1993, there was a bit of [...]