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AFP using new forensic software to detect faked photos  
Monday, May 9, 2011 | by Eamon Hickey
Agence France-Presse (AFP) has begun using a software technology called Tungstene to detect manipulation of digital images produced by amateur witnesses and third-party sources, the agency said in a press release

The software detects bogus photos by using a suite of filters to identify "tell-tale discrepancies in pixels and analyse harmonisation of light and colour," according to the press release. The agency has established a special unit to vet images and installed the software in its regional offices in Washington, Paris, and Hong Kong. 

AFP said it used Tungstene to detect tampering in a faked photo purportedly of Osama Bin Laden's body that was circulated last week. 

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