How to detect fake photos

Posted on Sunday, May 13 2007 @ 16:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
It's getting easier and easier to create fake photos and sometimes it's pretty hard for the untrained eye to see whether an image has been "photoshopped" or not.

OE Magazine published a guide which helps you to discover fake photos.
Although generating fake images historically originated with darkroom tricks, today almost every fake image is made using a computer. Even though it is getting more difficult to discern a real image from a fake image as image processing software improves, image analysis can still be used to detect traits that can expose many of them as fakes. To understand how fake images can be detected we must first understand how they can be made on computers. The two most common methods today for generating fake images are to "paint" a new image outright or to alter an existing image that has been captured by a camera..
You can check it out at OE Magazine. It's a pretty interesting read

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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