Forensic Image Analysis
Does your image contain anomalies or inconsistencies that have you questioning its authenticity? When digital Images are being used as evidence in the courtroom, It is the job of the forensic expert to determine whether or not these images are original or if they have been manipulated. Media Manipulation is the application of different editing techniques to digital images in order to deceive it’s viewer from the actual events as they occurred. Primeau Forensics has a team of forensic experts trained to determine if your image has been altered or edited. We know how to detect tampering and disclose false perceptions in digital images.
When cloning, copying, or attempting to manipulate digital images that are scans, or physical copies, quality loss can be visibly observed. These inconsistencies are obvious to a forensic expert. Digital image authentication involves a scientific analysis which includes a visual analysis, electronic analysis, as well as data analysis. It can be very difficult to analyze the inconsistencies within a digital image because each step of the laundering process doesn’t leave behind traces of quality loss.
Primeau Forensics can also retrieve your digital images for the digital image authentication analysis to preserve quality, and authenticate the chain of custody. Obtaining the most original state of your digital images is crucial to the digital image investigation. We have conducted hundreds, if not thousands, of image authentication assignments, as well as testified in court about our processes that are accepted in the scientific community. We know how to guide the image authentication process by asking the right questions based on the information we discover. Does your image have an established chain of custody? What type of equipment was your image created on?
When we begin every image authentication assignment, we first discover the scientific information we need to know about the image in question and guide the legal team accordingly. Simply discovering an altered image is not enough in our opinion. We go the extra mile, using our 31 years as forensic experts to help strategically plan how to disclose the authentication test results.
If you have a video that you question or need help understanding, please give us a call for a pro bono conversation. We apply all forensic expertise to cases in the United States and many countries around the globe. Any and all formats of audio and video accepted. Retainer agreement available on request; travel expenses will be quoted in advance excluding meal expenses and flat rate time for travel instead of hourly.