|The use of digital photography has grown significantly and in many fields has replaced conventional photography altogether. For many users of digital photography, ensuring the integrity and authenticity of their digital images is a primary consideration, especially in situations where their photographic evidence may be subject to judicial or ethical scrutiny. |
First launched in 1999, VeriData iDem software was specifically developed in conjunction with forensic scientists and crime-scene investigators to overcome the problem of digital image integrity. It can validate images created with any type of digital camera and can be also used with a wide range of forensic imaging, fingerprint enhancement or document examination systems.
Although some imaging systems boast audit trails features, these are mostly difficult to interpret, particularly by jurors and the judiciary and often do not show if a change has taken place to the image data. Simple-to-use, iDem overcomes this issue as it will graphically highlight any changes to an image, making the forensic scientist's job far easier by allowing faster and more effective case presentations in the court room.
Uniquely, VeriData iDem can not only detect that an image has been modified, but can also pinpoint the site of any localised alteration - even if just one pixel is changed. The software also provides a useful audit trail to support the chain of evidence, such as identifying who processed the image, when it was processed and which workstation it was processed on. Users appreciate its built-in file management capability saving them valuable time especially when used by multiple operators.
VeriData iDem is now in widespread use with law-enforcers, government agencies, the military and blue-chip corporations worldwide who need to ensure the integrity of their digital photographic records. Images validated by VeriData iDem have been regularly presented and accepted in courtrooms around the world since 1999.
So, if you count on your images to tell the story, let VeriData iDem make it easier to tell.
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A typical VeriData iDem workflow: