Latent Print Metadata in Photoshop

Latent print examiners conducting comparisons onscreen often utilize Adobe Photoshop as
both an enhancement tool and a method to mark the features in the images. However, documentation of the analysis or the results may be hand-written or entered into a Word document. Third-party software options are available, but do not offer the full enhancement capabilities of Photoshop. These other software options can also be incredibly expensive. This lecture demonstrates how examiners, while remaining in Photoshop and Bridge, can use properties, actions, shortcuts, and panels to document analysis and results, easily produce reports for individual comparisons and complete cases,
and increase productivity and efficiency by adapting Photoshop to fit the specific needs of the latent
print examiner.

Contact Eric Ray to bring this training course to your conference.


  • Eric Ray has been a Forensic Scientist in the Latent Print field since 2007 and is a Certified Latent Print Examiner. He earned a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. As a member of the IAI, Eric is on the Editorial Board of the JFI. Eric has chaired the IAI Special Committee on Latent Print Probability Modeling and was a member of the OSAC Friction Ridge Subcommittee. Eric has published and presented extensively on Reducing Erroneous Exclusions. In his spare time he also co-hosts the Double Loop Podcast, an online program on fingerprint topics.

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