Photoshop Forensics for Law Enforcement & Intelligence

Photoshop Forensics for Law Enforcement & Intelligence

Photoshop Forensics is designed to meet the needs of law enforce­ment and intel­li­gence personnel--image and video ana­lysts, crime ana­lysts, latent print spe­cial­ists, ques­tioned doc­u­ment exam­in­ers, crime scene pho­tog­ra­phers, and oth­er foren­sic spe­cial­ists. The course spe­cial­izes in teach­ing tech­niques and work­flow for using Photoshop in a foren­sic envi­ron­ment. It’s goal is to help you build an account­able, repeat­able work­flow to ana­lyze and enhance images for inves­ti­ga­tion and lit­i­ga­tion while remain­ing true to the images orig­i­nal con­tent and context.

The Photoshop Forensics course will teach you a work­flow that address­es dig­i­tal imag­ing evi­dence con­cerns raised by State v. Swinton (aka “the Swinton Six Challenge”).

What You Will Learn

  • Reveal and enhance fea­tures not vis­i­ble to the naked eye
  • Fixing focus problems
  • Correcting for cam­era shake
  • Proper archival processes
  • Reveal details in hid­den deep shadow
  • Reveal details in hid­den bright glares
  • Automating process­es in Photoshop
  • Batch oper­a­tions
  • Automatic image pro­cess­ing with­out open­ing Photoshop
  • Batch file renaming
  • Adding and edit­ing metadata
  • Digital dark­room techniques
  • Scanning
  • Correct extreme angles to reveal hid­den details
  • Fingerprint pro­cess­ing
  • Enhancing latent prints
  • Fourier trans­for­ma­tion
  • Noise reduc­tion
  • Sharpening
  • Surveillance video screen capture
  • Video de-interlacing techniques
  • Video cap­ture enhancements
  • Sizing one to one
  • Photogrammetry (mea­sur­ing objects and distances)
  • …And more.

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™