Digital Photos Challenged In Court
from the whatcha-been-manipulating? dept
While some police departments have been thinking of moving to digital photography for recording crime scene evidence, some court cases challenging the validity of digital photographs are making them think twice. Even though film camera photos can be manipulated as well, defense attorneys are ready and willing to challenge any digital photo with a simple demonstration of how easy it is to change and manipulate a photo in Photoshop. Some police departments are trying to figure out a way to have cameras take photos that are then “locked” so that there’s always the original photo to compare against any “adjusted” photos.