Adobe to Combat Forged Photos

Wired has an article discussing software that Adobe is developing that will be able to detect "improper manipulation of images". The software will debut in the form of photo-authentication plug-ins for Photoshop in 2008. The plug-in could potentially be used by a number of news corporations to eliminate forged, touched-up and manipulated photos.

In other news, Macworld reports that there will be two versions of Photoshop CS3 - Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended. The Extended version will include a "new set of capabilities for integration of 3-D and motion graphics, image measurement, and analysis." Nice! I just wonder what the price difference between the two versions will be.

Photoshop Extended is not just about 3-D—the new version also has features for other professions, as well. Users will now be able to extract quantitative and qualitative data from images. In addition to measurement and analysis tools, architects, medical professionals, and scientists will enjoy increased support for specialized image formats so they can easily view, annotate, and edit images in their native format.