BP acknowledges it posted on its website an altered photo that exaggerates the activity at its Gulf oil spill command centre in Houston.
The picture posted over the weekend showed workers monitoring a bank of 10 giant video screens displaying underwater images.
The spokesman Scott Dean said yesterday that three screens were blank in the original picture and a staff photographer used Photoshop software to add images.
Photoshopped photos show unspoiled LA beach scenes with Frankie and Annette. Gulf coast residents not convinced.