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Understanding forensic digital imaging

Author: Herbert L Blitzer; Karen Stein-Ferguson; Jeffrey Huang
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2008.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blitzer, Herbert L.
Understanding forensic digital imaging.
Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)244651959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert L Blitzer; Karen Stein-Ferguson; Jeffrey Huang
ISBN: 9780080569956 0080569951
OCLC Number: 298348117
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 388 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: UNDERSTANDING FORENSIC DIGITAL IMAGING --
COPYRIGHT PAGE --
DEDICATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
FOREWORD --
INTRODUCTION --
1. Introduction to Forensic Use of Digital Imaging --
WHY TAKE PICTURES --
PHOTOGRAPHY AS A SURROGATE --
SOME HISTORY OF FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHY --
FILM VERSUS DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY --
QUESTIONS --
2. Dynamic Range --
ISSUES OF PERCEPTION OF BRIGHTNESS --
BEER'S LAW --
DENSITY --
SENSITOMETRY --
GENERAL CHARACTERISTIC CURVE DESCRIPTORS --
3. Light and Lenses --
BASICS OF LIGHT --
THE OBJECT --
INTRODUCTION TO LENSES --
LENS PROPERTIES AND MEASUREMENTS --
LENS FORMULAE 4. PhotometryTHE SHOWER ANALOGY --
TIME EFFECTS --
SPECTRAL COMPONENTS --
SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY --
5. Setting Exposures --
THE SHOWER ANALOGY REMINDER --
A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT --
TWO VIEWS OF EXPOSURE --
SOME COMPLICATIONS --
EXPOSURE TIME EFFECTS --
F/STOPS --
ADDITIONAL LIGHT --
PROCESS DIAGRAMS --
SETTING UP EXPOSURE PREFERENCES --
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER --
6. Resolution --
BASICS OF RESOLUTION --
RESOLUTION CAPABILITY --
RESOLUTION CAPABILITY OF A CAMERA --
EVALUATING YOUR CAMERA --
LIMITATIONS --
UNDERSAMPLING --
PRACTICAL OPTIONS --
NOT ALL DETAILS ARE LINE PAIRS --
PRINTER CONSIDERATIONS --
7. Color Space THE EYES HAVE ITCOLOR SPACE --
THE RGB FAMILY OF COLOR SPACES --
THE CMY COLOR SPACE --
THE HSL AND HSV COLOR SPACES --
CIE/Lab SPACE --
YCC COLOR SPACE --
8. Showing Images --
FRONT SURFACE REFLECTION --
BASIC COLORANTS --
THE MIDDLE GROUND --
DYNAMIC DISPLAYS --
COMPUTER-DRIVEN DISPLAYS --
9. Key Photographic Techniques --
PAINTING WITH LIGHT --
MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY --
ALTERNATIVE LIGHT SOURCE (ALS) --
THREE-POINT LIGHTING --
DIRECT FLASH --
DIFFUSED FLASH --
BOUNCE FLASH --
FILL FLASH --
OFF-CAMERA FLASH --
RING LIGHT --
45. °-90° ILLUMINATION --
PERSPECTIVE GRID --
INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY --
ZONE SYSTEM --
COMPONENT PANORAMA PUSH PROCESSINGBRACKETING --
LENS TRANSLATION --
POLARIZED LIGHT --
CONTRAST FILTERING --
STEREO PHOTOGRAPHY --
THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCANNING --
PHOTOMICROGRAPHY --
FISH-EYE PHOTOGRAPHY --
TELEPHOTOGRAPHY --
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION --
SUMMARY --
10. Image Processing Tools --
MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS --
TONE SCALE ADJUSTMENTS --
COLOR ADJUSTMENTS --
IMAGE STRUCTURE ADJUSTMENTS --
LOCAL VS. GLOBAL ADJUSTMENTS --
SUMMARY --
11. Scanners --
DRUM SCANNERS --
FILM SCANNERS --
SPECULA AND DIFFUSE ILLUMINATION --
FLATBED SCANNERS --
SCANNERS vs. DIGITAL CAMERAS --
SAVING OUTPUTTED IMAGES --
12. Digital Circuits --
BASIC ELECTRICITY ENTERING THE BINARY WORLDDATA REPRESENTATION IN DIGITAL SYSTEMS --
ANALOG VERSUS DIGITAL SIGNALS --
SUMMARY --
13. File Formats and Compression --
RASTER FORMAT VERSUS VECTOR FORMAT --
COMMON COMPRESSION TECHNIQUES --
COMMON STANDARD IMAGE/GRAPHIC FILE FORMATS --
14. Sensor Chips --
CAPTURING THE LIGHT --
BAYER ARRAY --
CCD AND CMOS CHIPS --
COMPARISONS --
OTHER APPROACHES --
A NEW DESIGN --
15. Storage and Media --
REMOVABLE MEDIA --
CDs AND DVDs --
NONREMOVABLE MEDIA --
16. Computing Images --
SENSOR CHIP DATA --
DEMOSAIC --
NOISE REDUCTION --
LOGARITHMIC TONE SCALE --
ENHANCE IMAGE STRUCTURE --
WHITE BALANCE
Responsibility: Herbert L. Blitzer, Karen Stein-Ferguson, Jeffrey Huang ; with contributions by Jack Jacobia.

Abstract:

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.

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