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Photo Police for Mac

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Key Details of Photo Police

  • Analyzes image files to look for signs of Photoshopping.
  • Last updated on 2/29/2024
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Photo Police for Mac makes it easy to examine photos to determine whether or not images have been manipulated or corrected using photo editing software. The application's interface is sharp and easy to use, making it an excellent tool for determining the veracity of images.

Photo Police for Mac installs quickly and opens to a basic program window. The menu allows users to open and save images. The Help file links to a Web-based tutorial with extensive descriptions regarding the function and visual elements of the application. With one click you can open an image file for the application to examine. The application provides a side-by-side comparison of the actual image on the left and the image as pixel data on the right, making it easy for users to detect low-bit pixel data, a hallmark of edited images. Users may also click to zoom in, zoom out, zoom to actual size, and zoom to fit. You can easily save the application's output to any location. During testing the program performed consistently and was easy to use.

Photo Police for Mac represents an excellent freeware option for users needing to examine images for any corrections or changes that might have been applied. The application's supporting material and overall functionality make it an excellent choice for scrutinizing photos.

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Full Specifications

March 23, 2012
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Operating System
Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Analyzes image files to look for signs of Photoshopping.
Photo Police allows a deeper look at the photos and allows to see usually invisible things. Photo Police shows low-bit pixel data. Usually low-bit pixel data is noisy, but it contains visual information about the photo montage or photo correction by image editor software.PhotoPolice allows you to check any jpeg file. These can be photos of your friends from social networks or dating sites and any photos at all.The application can detect the following changes:
  • Blurring of wrinkles and acne removing;
  • Deleted or modified objects in the photo;
  • Hidden image in photo.
  • Any other intervention in low-bit pixel data of images.