ASTM E2825 - 19

    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

    5.1 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:

    5.2.1 Image enhancement,

    5.2.2 Image restoration, and

    5.2.3 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.

    1.3 This standard cannot replace knowledge, skills, or abilities acquired through education, training, and experience, and is to be used in conjunction with professional judgment by individuals with such discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


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

    ASTM Standards

    E1732 Terminology Relating to Forensic Science

    E2916 Terminology for Digital and Multimedia Evidence Examination


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 07.140 (Forensic science); 35.140 (Computer graphics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/E2825-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2825-19, Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Image Processing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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