As the use of cell phones, digital cameras and other digital photography devices proliferates, so does instances of doctored and altered digital photography. Photoshop and other such photo editing software has made it truly challenging for individuals and examiners without the proper training and resources to recognize a doctored digital photograph. Kessler International, on the other hand, has on staff trained forensic analysts who specialize in photo authentication utilizing cutting-edge technology along with unparalleled skill.
Law firms, corporations, governments, and individuals worldwide have turned to Kessler International in order to determine the authenticity of a photograph’s authenticity. Clients in the industries of law enforcement, the press, banking and insurance and individuals utilizing online dating or auction websites have successfully retained Kessler to assist in determining the legitimacy of questionable digital photographs.
Our tools can not only discover the presence of tampering, but also the means of execution, right down to the specific device that caused the confusion in the first place. Through error level analysis and the use of filters, we can recognize the point at which the tampering began, as the offending area will be highlighted, which allows us to determine the scale of the tampering as well as clue us in to what is missing or entirely foreign to the photograph. We are also able to identify any and all clones within a photograph.
Our professionals have at their disposal specialized, court accepted forensic software that allows them to analyze a photograph to the very structure of a JPEG file, laying bare the coding of the photo in question and offering a comprehensive view into the photo’s nature, whether it be authentic or a fabrication. Compression analysis, pixel correlation analysis, color adjustment, camera ballistics – these are just some of the minute details that our team of certified investigators can ascertain. We are also potentially able to determine the origin of a photograph entirely, including the make and model of the camera from which it was shot, which allows an interested individual to determine whether or not the photograph is indeed an original produced from a digital camera. Our unrivaled investigations have also been known to determine the origins of photographs obtained over the internet, whether it is a simple image found from Google or a stolen photograph purloined from a personal page from social media.
When it comes to compiling evidence, there is very little room allowed for a margin of error. Digital evidence in particular has come to be the subject of scrutiny by all legal professionals simply due to the ease of which one may tamper with it. Do not let your case be determined by faulty or unsubstantiated evidence. Allow the leading team of professionals at Kessler International to provide you with an in-depth analysis into the authenticity of an under suspect photograph. We will determine all the particularities including the size of the offense, the infected area of the photograph, the depth of which it extend, the tampering’s point of origin, as well as the specific means utilized by the deceiving party. Contact Kessler International today for a free, no-obligation consultation.