Saturday, May 13, 2006

8th Circuit Rules in Case Involving Digitally Enhanced Evidence

In U.S. v. Seifert, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled on the admissibility of video evidence that had been digitally altered to brighten the image. The original images were very dark. An expert used software tools to brighten the entire image, which then showed a suspect who was dressed very much like the defendant.

So, fellow lawyers, add Photoshop to your list of essential software skills on your resumes.

The case is here.

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