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Memo to the White House: Not only was flying a Presidential jet for a photo-op Monday over downtown Manhattan in bad taste – it was unnecessary.
Getty Images Attention News readers: Please copy this photo to craft your own doctored Air Force One photo. And see what we made below.
Anyone in the White House ever hear of Photoshop?
You'd think the administration would've been tech-savvy enough to realize the merits of the computer software program – what with its constant Internet spin doctoring and the President's notorious BlackBerry infatuation.
The cost of flying one of Obama's official planes – a pimped-out Boeing 747 – along with an F-16 jet over the city cost upwards of $300,000 in taxpayer dollars.
In comparison, the latest deluxe version of Adobe Photoshop "CS4 Extended" costs $999.
So the White House wanted shots of the presidential plane with the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Ground Zero? With some stock images, few minutes and a couple of clicks of a mouse, a White House staffer could've placed the jet in front of just about any New York landmark.
But we can't be the only ones with a flair for Photoshopping. Think you can do better? Be our guest.
Here's how: 1: Copy the Air Force one photo provided at the top of this story.
2: Graft it onto your favorite family snapshot or New York City photo.
3: Upload it directly to our Web site by clicking HERE. Choose the category: Photoshop planes.
And finally, check back tomorrow to see the results.
If you don't have access to Photoshop, click HERE to use free Web-based software provided by Aviary.com to create your photo.