Unfortunately to the majority of people this is not clear, and his commenters are mentioning the photo and at no point does he say its a photoshopped imageI think people (not necessarily in this thread) would be inclined to show interest in NV and his course based on some of the potential positives I highlighted above. Ultimately - alot of what he does/portrays is different then your bog standard YT educator. Not many would deep dive into the source code of indicators and tools. I mean hats off to the 'detectives' on this thread - it was a pretty thorough investigation. You say he's clearly stolen the content - most of the accusations are on him stealing tools - but he's seemingly developed the additional theory/practice of the concepts he's teaching. This is just based on his free videos etc as I haven't done his course myself.
Re the picture, I haven't seen it myself but the earlier comment made about this was that it was a poor photoshop op so I assumed that was clear - especially with NV explicitly saying so.