Digital photo technology is advancing almost faster than agencies can buy equipment. Digital not only records images differently than film, but presents an entire new area of forensic evidence to be learned, used, and questioned in court.

This course will include hands-on practice with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and forensic applications.

                                        Original Image                                              Image after Photoshop Processing

This course will cover topics such as:

  • Pixels
  • How digital records light differently than film
  • Menu functions of the digital SLR camera
  • JPEG, TIFF, and RAW image files
  • When to use each
  • Digital Software
  • Digital Policy
  • Testifying on digital imagery


Digital image processing with Photoshop CS5:

  • Menu functions
  • Brushes
  • Filters
  • Difference between enhancement and alteration
  • How to read a digital file
  • How to document digital changes
  • Testifying on digital enhancement