Edited Image Detection

Detection of edited images by forensic image experts can reveal whether an image has been edited and can often show the areas within a photo that the manipulation occurred. With the advances in technology from software such as Adobe Photoshop, the ease of manipulating or "photo-shopping" means edited photos have become the norm and not the exception. It can be used for harmless fun, but also for more malicious reasons, and it is the later we enjoy exposing.

Do you suspected an image to be manipulated?  

We can detect fakes photos and if original photos have been manipulated through techniques such as Double-JPEG compression, changes to the marker sequence and differences in the hex structure. There are so many techniques at our disposal that the odds of getting an edited photo past us are incredibly low. It can also be important to authenticate a photo to prove that no manipulation has taken place if questioned by other parties.

EXAMPLES

AUTHENTIC IMAGE

AUTHENTIC IMAGE

FAKE IMAGE

FAKE IMAGE

AUTHENTIC IPHONE IMAGE METADATA

AUTHENTIC IPHONE IMAGE METADATA

EDITED IMAGE

EDITED IMAGE

ELA MANIPULATION DETECTION

ELA MANIPULATION DETECTION

PHOTOSHOP EDITED IMAGE METADATA

PHOTOSHOP EDITED IMAGE METADATA