Dartmouth professor making software to spot Photoshopped pictures
Posted by David Brooks | Friday, May 25, 2012
I've written about Hany Farid of Dartmouth many times over the years, because of the interesting way he uses mathematical algorithms to help spot photos that have been digitally altered.
I leared from Craig Silverman's column Regret the Error that he's got a company called Fourandsix that will be releasing a beta of software to spot faked photos. They call it Photo Forensics Software. (I guess "Fourandsix" is a verbal joke on "forensics")
The column talks about ways to spot fakes and is worth a read: Check it out here. A key point: Search shadows and reflections. When it comes to manipulated photos, Connor said, “it’s really hard to get everything right.”