Nå gjør selskapet trolig det eneste rette ved å offentliggjøre bildene:
BP sier dette om hvorfor de legger ut bildene:
One of BP's contract photographers used Photoshop to edit images posted on the bp.com Gulf of Mexico Response web site.
Typical Photoshop uses include color correction, reducing glare and cropping. This week we learned of two images where cut-and-paste was also used in the photo-editing process. These cut-and-pasted images have been removed from the bp.com site.
For the sake of transparency, the original and edited images are presented here for comparison. We have also included an image that appears cut-and-pasted, but was edited using the color saturation tool to improve the visibility of a projection screen image.
Although BP is a private company, we've instructed the photographer who created the images to refrain from cutting-and-pasting in the future and to adhere to standard photo journalistic best practices.
More information can be found on BP's Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=449886 943412
BP Altered Images - a set on Flickr