What is Image Authentication?
Digital images used as evidence are only a reliable representation of the events when the court can verify them appropriately verified. Editing applications can manipulate digital images while concealing a judge’s and jurors’ ability to detect them. Furthermore, even uploading can convert or process images accidentally. When used in court, the uncertainty of an image’s authenticity is especially concerning. Our forensic image authentication services enable our team to discern if an image is authentic or altered. In other words, photo authenticity checks using digital image forensic methods like image analysis.
Why is photo verification important?
“Image authentication is the application of image science and expertise to determine if an image or video accurately represents the original data by some defined criteria and the determination of the source of the picture.” SWGDE Best Practices for Image Authentication
Image Expert Michael Primeau explains the role of an image forensic expert in court and the forensic photo analysis process in the video to the left.
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Digital Image Forensics
Primeau Forensics offers image authentication services using the best practices with the highest accuracy for court use. Freeware tools can detect photo manipulation, but forensic tools combined with the ACE-VR methodology are the most reliable. Above all, the attention to detail combined with verification is the best scientific method to determine whether digital image evidence is genuine.