17 March 2009

Jackson and Photoshop Roses

Jackson and Perkins sent me a catalog the other day. And they had this lovely photo of the rose Burgundy Iceberg:


Which is all very lovely... only I've seen Burgundy Iceberg before, and it happens to actually look like THIS photo of the same plant I found on the Treloar Roses website:


Been having a little fun with photoshop, have they? Nice way to instill confidence in your mail order customers. Browse through their catalog or website, and you'll see a lot of clearly faked images. Just lovely. J&P has been added to my list of companies to NEVER order from.

7 comments:

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

Wow, thanks for the head's up! I figured they would use photoshop but only to make photos more true to color - cameras are funny things.

Greensparrow said...

I'm sure they would argue that they are just altering the image to make it more true to life -- but once you start playing with images people tend to start making the look BETTER rather than more accurate.

keewee said...

Mine too.

Kim and Victoria said...

Yikes. That's not nice.

Anonymous said...

Most of these images look darker...

http://images.google.com/images?q=Burgundy%20Iceberg&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi

Could your color have been affected by soil pH?

Blue Fox said...

Lousy pictures I can forgive, lousy service, nah. My bad experience with my seed order for this year was with Henry Field, just because of the 'free shipping' offer. Yeah, sure, I got my order, finally, but they billed me for shipping too. No response from an email, so I guess I get on the phone. Sigh...

jo©o said...

Hiya,

and there was me hoping the title of this post would lead to MJJ and gardening :-)

BTW, is that a tulip bulb-field you are posing in front of?