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Most people know what the term Photoshopping mean. It’s a term used to describe digital editing of images, using the name of the popular Adobe program Photoshop as a verb. In this case, we have a company that Photoshopped an image of a product to make it appear much larger than it is in real life, a sad way to enhance sales.
The product in question is the Banzai Slide N’Splash Whale Pool, but in reality it seems to apply to all Banzai products.
Looking at the image above, the left side is the portrayal of the product as it would be on the box, and the right side of the image is the product on Amazon.com. It appears that the image on the left side would only be correct if the kids using the pool were “The Incredible Shrinking Kids.”
Apparently, as well, a brief scan of Banzai products around the Web and Amazon.com indicate that the company is a multiple offender, when it comes to using Photoshopping on its boxes.
Strangely, one comment on Amazon.com indicated that one of the products had so many bad reviews that rather than pulling the product from its “virtual shelves,” Amazon.com relaunched a product page afresh with zero reviews.
The lesson here: don’t buy any Banzai products unless you understand that the images on the box are grossly overstated.