Sunday, January 24, 2010

Authentication fun

Authentication has become more interesting with the invention of the iPhone and its associated apps.

A friend sent this picture to me for authentication. He mentioned that a friend of his had shot this during a training session, and that there was a ghost in the tree line. He wanted to know what I thought about it, if there was indeed a ghost in the tree line.

The short answer is, yes, there is a ghost of a soldier in the tree line.

The image was sent from one friend to another via iPhones. There was no use of Photoshop ... is the image authentic?

Well ... not really. The iPhone has a free app called Ghost Capture. It can add any number of ghost images to photos shot with your iPhone ... including the "Gettysburg Soldier."

My friend was suspicious of the image from the beginning. His suspicions were warranted.


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