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Re: The End Of Fake UFO Photos?

From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:58:28 -0400
Archived: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 10:15:37 -0400
Subject: Re: The End Of Fake UFO Photos?

>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>To:  <post.nul>
>Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 12:40:25 +0100
>Subject: The End Of Fake UFO Photos?

>I'm a non-techie but this software (pretty expensive!) in
>relation to UFOs looks interesting.

>May I ask the geeks on this List: Is it foolproof?

>Will it mean the end of fake UFO photos and phony documents?





The method depends on having fingerprints of known camera types,
and one may even need access to the particular camera that took
the picture in question. The technique also includes analyzing
the image to, for example, find evidence that the image was
compressed more than once.

My impression is that the methodology will give a probability
that an image has been modified. This will depend, among other
things, on the quality of the fingerprint data and the degree of
compression of the image. Of course, the company does not reveal
exactly what their process is, so accepting the diagnosis
requires an element of faith.

I don't think the software will mean the end of fake UFO photos,
but it could help to weed out many hoaxes.


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