ASTM E2825 - 12

    Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Image Processing

    Active Standard ASTM E2825 | Developed by Subcommittee: E30.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    Significance and Use

    Processed images are used for many purposes by the forensic science community. They can yield information not readily apparent in the original image, which can assist an expert in drawing a conclusion that might not otherwise be reached.

    5.2 This guide addresses image processing and related legal considerations in the following three categories:

    Image enhancement,

    Image restoration, and

    Image compression.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides digital image processing guidelines to ensure the production of quality forensic imagery for use as evidence in a court of law.

    1.2 This guide briefly describes advantages, disadvantages, and potential limitations of each major process.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    SWGIT Material

    SWGDE/SWGITGlossary SWGDE and SWGIT Digital & Multimedia Evidence Glossary, updated June 8, 2012


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.160 (Law. Administration); 11.020 (Medical sciences and health care facilities in general); 35.140 (Computer graphics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E2825-12

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