Amped Authenticate provides a very user-friendly interface that allows to open an image in the most common formats (JPEG, HEIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, etc.) and easily select several filters and tools to perform diverse tests on the image. Image forensics is based on a fundamental idea: every processing step in the life-cycle of an image leaves some distinctive traces in the image itself. These traces can be leveraged to reconstruct the processing history, identify the image’s originating device, and possibly localize manipulated regions. This is what Amped Authenticate is all about. It allows to carry out a thorough forensic analysis with numerous filters, and produce a customizable forensic report ensuring that your results are well explained and reproducible.
WHAT IS AMPED AUTHENTICATE?
Amped Authenticate is the leading forensic software for unveiling the processing history of a digital image. Amped Authenticate provides a suite of powerful tools to determine whether an image is an unaltered original, an original generated by a specific device, or the result of manipulation using a photo editing software, making its admissibility as evidence questionable. Amped Authenticate is used by digital forensic experts and intelligence agencies worldwide.
WHY AMPED AUTHENTICATE?
With the constant development and introduction of new digital technologies, digital images are now key sources of evidence for investigations. And thanks to social media and the prevalence of high-quality mobile phone cameras, there is a dramatic increase of images submitted as evidence by citizens and witnesses, to law enforcement agencies.
Modern digital images are mines of information: in addition to the visual content, metadata often contain precise information about when, where and who captured the image. But unfortunately, in just a few seconds, both visual content and metadata can now be easily manipulated to create credible fakes.
Without solid ways to validate that the information is accurate, these photographs could pose issues when they are presented as evidence in a case and in court. Therefore, thoroughly investigating an image and ensuring its trustworthiness and source is critical in today’s investigations.
It is also necessary to be able to link photographs to a specific camera and consequently to a suspect. Billions of images are uploaded to the internet and shared on social media platforms every day. Investigators are constantly faced with the task of trying to identify the person who posted the original photo on the internet. Linking a photo to a camera is now as important as linking a bullet to a gun.
THE DIFFICULT WAY OF WORKING
Understanding if an image is an original or the result of manipulation is not an easy task. Only a few world-recognized experts were able to determine if an image used as evidence in court was an original or if someone tampered with it, making the photo unacceptable as evidence or alibi. Experts previously had to do this with self-made tools, very specialized scientific techniques, or a cobbled-together set of very expensive mathematical/engineering tools.