What most agencies fail to realize is that the lack of SOPs involving digital image integrity and workflow means images submitted for court purposes may not survive if challenged by a knowledgeable attorney. These digital complexities have not yet been realized, so images taken by photographers will likely fail one of three very basic criteria:
- The date and time setting in the camera is incorrect.
- The wrong lens focal length was used, resulting in an inaccurate depiction of the scene.
- Embedded information may indicate the image has been modified.
From: Can Your Digital Images Withstand A Court Challenge? by D. Eric Johnson, CEP and Claire W. White