Work Item
ASTM WK74632

New Practice for Image Processing to Improve Automated Facial Recognition Search Performance

1. Scope

1.1 This practice describes the steps to process a probe image to maximize the likelihood that a facial recognition system (FRS) search returns a potential candidate. 1.2 This process is not suitable for developing source conclusions regarding an image. The practice does not address the necessary steps and processes for that type of examination. 1.3 This guide cannot replace the requisite knowledge, skills, or abilities acquired through appropriate education, training, and experience and should be used in conjunction with sound professional judgment. 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


image processing


Provides facial examiner guidelines for processing a probe image to maximize the potential that an investigative lead will be included among the candidates returned following a facial recognition system (FRS) search.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.12

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-04-2020

Technical Contact: Lora Sims

Item: 002

Ballot: E30.12 (21-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item