Understanding Forensic Digital Imaging


  • Herbert Blitzer, Institute of Forensic Imaging, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Karen Stein-Ferguson, Digital Data Forensics, LLC
  • Jeffrey Huang, Raytheon

Understanding Forensic Digital Imaging offers the principles of forensic digital imaging and photography in a manner that is straightforward and easy to digest for the professional and student. It provides information on how to photograph any setting that may have forensic value, details how to follow practices that are acceptable in court, and recommends what variety of hardware and software are most valuable to a practitioner. In addition to chapters on basic topics such as light and lenses, resolution, and file formats, the book contains forensic-science-specific information on SWGIT and the use of photography in investigations and in court. Of particular note is Chapter 17, "Establishing Quality Requirements," which offers information on how to create a good digital image, and is more comprehensive than any other source currently available. A companion website offers exercises for the student and practicing professional.
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PRIMARY MARKET: (audience)law enforcement officers and training centers, evidence technicians, professional investigators , Crime Scene Examiners, Students in forensic science programsSECONDARY MARKET: (audience)Forensic consultants; Forensic Scientists


Book information

  • Published: July 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-370451-1

Table of Contents

Why Take Pictures; Dynamic Range; Light and Lenses; Photometry; Setting Exposures; Resolution; Color Space; Showing Images; Photo Techniques; Image Processing; Scanners; Digital Circuits and Numbers; File Formats; Sensor Chips; Storage and Media; Computer Images; Quality Requirements; SWGIT; Investigations; Use in Court