Photoshop will be able to detect photoshopped images
Last year, Adobe began work on the Content Authenticity Initiative with The New York Times and Twitter. The essence of this initiative is to reduce the number of editable images that are circulated on the Internet and accompanied by fake news.
The company said the technology will use metadata tags and cryptography to help the public determine the authenticity of images, videos and other content. Testing of this technology will begin in the near future.
Adobe has released a whitepaper announcing the release of a preview version of Photoshop with new features that use this technology. This version of the editor should be released at the end of this year. The company also plans to integrate new tools into its social network for creatives and professionals, Behance.
Photoshop will add tags to images that users create in the application. They will give you an idea of who the author of the image or snapshot is, when and where it was created. This data will be signed using cryptography to verify its authenticity. According to Wired, this initiative can help social networks such as Twitter and Facebook in identifying fake images.
The Content Authenticity Initiative is a really important and necessary initiative, but the effectiveness of such a system depends on the number of companies and organizations that will use it. To get rid of all false images posted on the Internet, camera manufacturers, software developers, social networks and the media need to adopt a certain standard. Now it is difficult to predict anything on this score.
Adobe has been thinking for a long time about limiting Photoshop’s ability to spread misinformation. In 2019, the company worked with researchers at the University of California at Berkeley to create a machine learning algorithm that could detect images edited with the editor’s built-in facial reshaping tool Face Away Liquify. The difference is that the new initiative will allow the tagging system to be used to detect many fake images, not just those created with a single tool.
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