(CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama's transition office has released the new official portrait of the incoming president.
The photograph was taken by newly-announced White House photographer Pete Souza, and is the first presidential portrait to be taken with a digital camera, according to the transition office.
Full portrait after the jump
hey obama supporter...you said "this picture should be presented on everybody's fridge to remind us of what a great president we have."
you're right, we do have a great president. and his name is george w bush
@ Oh! The Irony
Yes he did say that
Look at it carefully! The shading shows his white side and his black side!!! A man for ALL Americans and I'm a white republican who voted and donated to Obama!!!!
Now there is a handsome man...Won't mind seeing and hearing from this President!!!
Awesome. I love everything about my President....even those EARS. lol
It is a nice picture, but is anyone else bothered by the ears?
Why would anyone be?
not his best pic but it will do I suppose
You Obama cultists make me sick. Gushing over a mere picture of your messiah. He looks like a liar to me. I'm glad he'll only be president for 4 years.
I hope he looks the same in 4 years!!
What a dignified looking portrait.
I am excited about Obama's upcoming inauguration, and I hope he is able to help our nation come through this miserable economy and war to be better and stronger than we were before.
What-you-see-is-what-you-get photo rather than the noble looking to the sky scene. How appropriate in light of the crap he has to deal with left over form George W. Bush. I-feel-sorry-for-him photo!
I'm surprised that nobody has commented on the flag pin!
Had to be digital...his image won't appear on film.
Hello, Mr. President.
Looks like an angel, better than Ronald Reagan, John Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln or George Washington, actually better than any human beings ever lived. The White House and the world are created just for the Obamas.
I'm surprised he had the flag pin on his lapel.
You must be part of the 25% of Americans that approve of George Bushs' presidency. If I had to look at his picture on my fridge every morning I think I'd have morning sickness.
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What's with the flag pin? Thought he didn't wear one.
Impressive airbrushing, you can hardly tell that he is America's first half-white President.
to clinton voter:
give it up. your name alone proves that the direction you want the country is the same as the direction that PRESIDENT Obama (come Tuesday) plans to take us. You just want to stay angry that Clinton didn't win. Appreciate what this election has done – and not on a racial note. it has made people beleive in their country once again like never before, it's made people – of all ages, races and economic status believe they have a voice in this nation and they believed enough to use it – no matter who they voted for. As a whole, the country is very hopeful for our future and what can lay ahead for us. Just rejoice in all the positives this election has shown us and let go of the anger. Clinton did good. She did her very best. She is a valuable, respectful woman in the nation and in history. Move on and give him a chance.
"Pin his ears down" (Sweetie); "It is a nice picture, but is anyone else bothered by the ears" (AnaB)? Such ignorant and uneducated comments.
Only in America is looks more important than character, education, honesty, morals, and repect for self and others.
It is alright. There wasn't much to work with.
CLINTON VOTER, get over it. They left the White House a long time ago. Why don't you let them come to your racist and "White Supremacist House"?
Very dignified! Best of luck to you President Obama! We're behind you!