Digital Images are not always reliable due to quality, and digital integrity. This is especially concerning with images used in court as more photo editing applications are available to the general pubic today. Our image authentications services detect traces of forgery/manipulation and determine if an image is real or fake. We also have the tools and training to verify the source of digital images for comparison analysis or courtroom use.
Image Expert, Michael Primeau explains the role of an image forensic expert, the digital image authentication process, as well as the role an image authentication investigation plays in court in this video
WHAT IS PHOTO FORENSICS?
Image forensic analysis is the application of image science and expertise to determine if an image or video is an accurate representation of the original data by some defined criteria, and/or the determination of the original source of the image.
RELIABLE IMAGE FORENSIC ANALYSIS
Primeau Forensics’ image forensic analysis services are performed using the best practices for image authentication within the scientific community. There are many freeware tools that can provide manipulation detection, however they are not as thorough as forensic analysis which uses the ACE-VR methodology. This is the most reliable scientific methodology to determine if an image is real or fake.
IMAGE AUTHENTICATION PROCESS
EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES
Expert Witness Services are available for image authentication services by Primeau Forensics. In addition to trial preparation and testimony, expert witness services include a forensic report of all testing performed. This formalized report outlines our conditions, methodology, and opinions.
Furthermore, Primeau Forensics’ procedures assist the trier of fact to make determinations about the images used as evidence. Our experts also anticipate all possible direct and cross-examination questions when we prepare for testimony.
In conclusion, our image forensic analysis services have been successfully admitted in over 25 court cases in 10 states. Not to mention, they have also been used in several international cases.
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