Metadata Forensics, What a Crock
dekePod Episode 001: They said it would never happen. Oh sure, a guy like Deke can manufacture a one-off in which he rattles off 101 tips in just 5 minutes set to music while dancing like a crazy monkey. That totally makes sense. But to come through on his promise of a video every other week? Never! And yet, here's proof that it can and will happen. Returning to first person, I don't sing or dance (for which, honestly, you should be heaving a big sigh of relief). Rather I do something better: In a strange twisted way, I teach. Here's the official marketing description:
We all know digital photos can be modified. So much so that, at least in the popular lexicon, Photoshop is synonymous with turning fact into fiction. But at least one facet of a digital photo, a variety of metadata called EXIF, is supposed to be secure. EXIF records when and how an image was captured, and if credible, might actually be judged admissible in a court of law. But not if Deke has anything to say about it. To hear Deke tell the story, metadata forensics is pure baloney. Learn how to cook your own EXIF in this episode of dekePod.
Some will ask, "Where's the singing, where's the dancing, where's the circus?" (To which I say, we got elephants!) Others will whine, "You call this a technique? It's just Copy and Paste!" (Which is the point, of course.) But you, I think you'll like it.
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