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Forensic Digital Imaging and Photography [Kindle Edition]

Herbert L. Blitzer , Jack Jacobia

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"The book is very readable but is one for the 'techies' amongst us. It is essential reading for those working in a Scenes of Crime Department.." -Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine

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Forensic Digital Imaging and Photography covers each facet of digital imaging-how to select equipment, when to use it, how to produce a good image, and how to present that image in court. It clarifies the difference between what can be done digitally and what should be done in a forensic setting, and helps the reader "learn by doing" with exercises and step-by-step instructions. The images and exercises in the accompanying CD-ROM provide practical examples of the techniques described in the book.
Key Features:
* Teaches the basics of digital imaging and how to choose the right tool for each job
* Describes how to master specific tasks such as scanning, selecting media for archiving, configuring a digital imaging system, setting the proper resolution, adjusting the image, comparing images with known samples, and much more
* Includes detailed graphics of the photography and imaging tools, and dialog boxes to describe each function
* Provides easy-to-follow instructions for each exercise in the book and on the CD ROM, including required images
* Describes potential pitfalls of using digital technology
Law enforcement officials who follow the recommendations in this text can feel confident that their handling of imaging evidence will stand up to the high standards necessary for presentation in criminal cases.
Topics covered in the book:
The opening chapters teach the basics of digital imaging and how to choose the right tool for each job.
The remaining chapters show how to:
* Scan original negatives and slides with a film scanner
* Scan photographs, line drawings, and documents with a flatbed scanner
* Select the best equipment for the job
* Select the best media for archiving
* Configure and use a digital imaging system
* And more
Exercises provide step-by-step instructions on how to:
* Size and set the resolution of an image
* Adjust highlights, shadows, contrast, color, density, etc.
* Record each action performed on the images
* Separate images into color channels
* Graphically compare wounds with weapons and compare handwriting exemplars with questioned samples, etc.
* Remove backgrounds from fingerprints using FFT filters
* Use a sizing tool to adjust images for direct comparison
* Use frequency filters to enhance hidden facial features

* Teaches the basics of digital imaging and how to choose the right tool for each job
* Describes how to master specific tasks such as scanning, selecting media for archiving, configuring a digital imaging system, setting the proper resolution, adjusting the image, comparing images with known samples, and much more
* Includes detailed graphics of the photography and imaging tools, and dialog boxes to describe each function
* Provides easy-to-follow instructions for each exercise in the book and on the CD-ROM, including required images
* Describes potential pitfalls of using digital technology

Note: The Kindle edition of this book does not include any CDs or DVDs.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5798 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (19 Jan 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00275FZ56
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Amazon.com: 2.5 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Complete book 28 Nov 2003
By Raffaello Palandri - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a compact book (just 256 pages), for people who may need to get a general but complete idea of the matter.
And, as the matter is not that common, it's important to find in a single book so many arguments put together.
The step by step concept of the book allows beginners to start "thinking" as a forensic photographer.
The accompanying CD, with images and exercises, provides a basic and easy to understand introduction to the use of photographic elements used in legal / forensic investigations.
As a professional, I find this book too short and lacking in some details. Also, I think it's time for an updated / revised edition.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars OK, if You're Interested in Photoshop 7 May 2007
By C. Bednarek - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I recently finished my certification in Fire Investigation and have since taken a course in Digital Crime Scene Photography as well as reading a couple books on digital photgraphy. I was disapointed in this book, as the majority of it dealt with managing your files with software, not actual technique. I was hoping for something a little more along the lines of a "how to" book, with regards to shooting technique and lighting. I have since returned the book and am exploring other options.
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