posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 06:18 AM
reply to post by SonoftheSun
What I'm saying is that the EXIF data was likely not altered, but in fact just copied over to the new photo. But since EXIF has no tamper proofing
built into it, matching EXIF data doesn't mean that the pic is authentic.
Due to the many complaints from photographers (especially professional photographers) about photo editing software messing up their camera's EXIF
data, Photoshop and other programs now keep the orig EXIF data by default even when you edit the photo. There would be no fakery needed.
Unless you edit or change the EXIF data yourself or tell it not to, newer programs will typically retain the orig EXIF data even for the edits.
Programs messing up the EXIF data because they're not EXIF aware is old school and will soon go the way of the Dodo. The newer software programs don't
do that anymore. Professional photographers want to know which camera the pic was taken with, what lighting, what format and so forth, even after
Any program that munges your EXIF in this day and age just isn't professional.
What this means is that if they were using even a slightly up to date image editing program, they wouldn't have to fake the EXIF data at all. They
wouldn't even have to know what EXIF is. They just edit the photo and then when they save it, the programs are now smart enough to copy the EXIF data
over for them.
I was just saying that if someone wanted to go further and purposely fake it, there's tools for that too if someone really wanted to go that far. But
it's more likely that if it is faked, they just saved it with the preserve meta data option picked. One click (that's usually already clicked for you
automatically) and you get the same result.
But I don't have to prove it's fake, cause I'm not saying it's necessarily fake. I'm just saying if it's not, then it's a weird friggin story and a
pretty odd pic considering all things. But I don't know if it's fake or not. Everyone will just have to make up their own mind there.
4-8-2011 by tinfoilman because: (no reason given)