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Originally posted by bash the bishop
I understand some are beginning to do that in "Paranormal" investigations since the orb phenomena and artifacts have increased.
Originally posted by zeeon
Photo's can be manipulated, this is definately true.
But there are ways to detect them.
One of such ways is a new technology coming out called bit plane splicing. Using this, we can tell if if the binary data in an image was pasted on top, altered and generally messed with. It can split an image down into multiple layers using mathematics for analysis.
Image forensics and the military use this technology to verify image veracity and authenticity.
It is true that images can be faked pretty easily. I worked on the La Salle UFO thread and if those images were fake, they were marvelous.
We did our best to verify the source, verify that they were indeed taken by a cell phone, and do our best to determine if the image had been manipulated. It appears to atleast me, that the images were real.
I'm starting a research project soon which will take images submitted to ATS and run them through a bit plane splicer (using MATLAB, a mathematics libary for working with images) automatically and post them to ATS for review. I really believe that while images can be faked, we still have to acknowledge them as potential evidence.
***Shameless plug*** anyone interested in working with me on the Bit plane splicing project send me a U2U and I'll get things organized so we can make this happen
Originally posted by a1ex
is bit plane splicing technology available to the public? ie: open source?