How To Check For Signs Of Editing In An Image


Someone sends you an image of an Alien and says it’s an original shot. How will you know whether the image is original or fake? Photo Editors such as Photoshop, Gimp, etc have become so advanced that you can hardly distinguish between a real and fake photo.

JPEGSnoop is a free portable tool that lets you know whether the image is fake or not. Apart from it, it also displays the complete details of an image such as which camera and settings were used.

Just load the image and it will display the result instantly in a text editor like interface. To check whether an image is fake or not, go all the way to the bottom and you will find it there.

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It works by comparing the image against a large number of compression signatures in the internal database. This helps in determining what digital camera or software was likely used to generate the image. It supports various formats such as JPEG, THM, DNG, PDF, CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, PEF, AVI, MOV, etc. To see the full list of features, visit the developer’s website. Enjoy!