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.
1.1 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.
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