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Digital Image Forensics

There is More to a Picture than Meets the Eye

  • Husrev Taha Sencar
  • Nasir Memon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Background on Digital Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James E. Adams Jr., Bruce Pillman
      Pages 3-44
    3. Aaron Deever, Mrityunjay Kumar, Bruce Pillman
      Pages 45-77
    4. Khalid Sayood
      Pages 79-121
  3. Techniques Attributing an Image to Its Source

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Alex C. Kot, Hong Cao
      Pages 157-178
    3. Jessica Fridrich
      Pages 179-218
  4. Techniques Verifying the Integrity and Authenticity of Image Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Micah K. Johnson
      Pages 257-274
  5. Digital Image Forensics in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Rainer Böhme, Matthias Kirchner
      Pages 327-366
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-370

About this book


Photographic imagery has come a long way from the pinhole cameras of the nineteenth century. Digital imagery, and its applications, develops in tandem with contemporary society’s sophisticated literacy of this subtle medium. This book examines the ways in which digital images have become ever more ubiquitous as legal and medical evidence, just as they have become our primary source of news and have replaced paper-based financial documentation.

Crucially, the contributions also analyze the very profound problems which have arisen alongside the digital image, issues of veracity and progeny that demand systematic and detailed response: It looks real, but is it? What camera captured it? Has it been doctored or subtly altered? Attempting to provide answers to these slippery issues, the book covers how digital images are created, processed and stored before moving on to set out the latest techniques for forensically examining images, and finally addressing practical issues such as courtroom admissibility. In an environment where even novice users can alter digital media, this authoritative publication will do much so stabilize public trust in these real, yet vastly flexible, images of the world around us.


digital image forensics image authentication image sensors multimedia forensics photo manipulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Husrev Taha Sencar
    • 1
  • Nasir Memon
    • 2
  1. 1., Computer Engineering DepartmentTOBB University of Economics and TechnolAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Dept. Computer & Information SciencePolytechnic UniversityBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

Selected by Computing Reviews as one of the Best Reviews & Notable Books of 2013

“This book, edited by Sencar and Memon, seeks to provide an introduction and overview of this burgeoning area of research. … this book is an excellent introduction to the field. … it is well organized and provides sufficient detail to understand the basic techniques and general trends within the area.” (Harry Strange, Computing Reviews, September, 2013)