Volume 40, Issue 6 (November 1995)
Computer Imaging for Questioned Document Examiners I: The Benefits
Computers are touching every aspect of our lives. Many computer software programs are beneficial to Forensic Document Examiners. These include word processing programs and databases for typewriter reference files. A new area of interest is the use of digital imaging programs to address some document problems. Many imaging packages, such as Adobe Photoshop 3.0, allow the examiner to quickly and easily tackle problems that, otherwise, would require some very expensive instrumentation and/or a great deal of time and trouble. This software can also be of benefit in preparing demonstrative exhibits of the examiner's findings. Illustrations and step-by-step instructions will assist examiners in putting this technology to work for them.