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Nikon Authentication System Cracked

Nikon Image Authentication System Vulnerability

In 2010, Elcomsoft, a software development company with headquarters in Russia, claimed to find a vulnerability in Canon Original Data Security System. Check their press release: Canon Original Data Security System Vulnerability.

But today Elcomsoft has also claimed to find a vulnerability in Nikon authentication system:

Nikon Image Authentication System Vulnerability

It is hard to underestimate the importance of photographic evidence in today’s world. Political, legal and business users rely on images captured with modern digital cameras to base important decisions. The credibility of such evidence thus becomes vital.

The Impact of Fake Photographic Evidence

Some of that evidence has been proven to be a fake. Manipulated images have been used to make false political statements in more than once case. ElcomSoft has published a brief abstract on some of the world’s most famous fakes that made impact on public opinion, resulted in terminated careers and loss of reputation.

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April 28, 2011 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, News & Info, Reports | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Support for Tamron on Adobe products

Contents:

  • Tamron to release AC for Adobe products
  • Comments

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TAMRON TO RELEASE ABERRATION CORRECTION CAMERA RAW PLUG-IN FOR ADOBE® PRODUCTS

From Tamron Website:

PRESS RELEASE

September 1, 2010, Commack, NY— President and CEO of the optical equipment manufacturer Tamron Co. Ltd., Morio Ono announced today the release of their latest offering, an aberration correction function for Adobe Systems Incorporated’s software. The lens profile provided by Tamron will be used to make the plug-in for digital image editing software, Adobe® Photoshop® CS5, Camera Raw® and the function for photo management software, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 ( for supported lens models, please refer to the chart below).

The lens profile will include Tamron’s Di series (lenses for full size image sensors) and the Di II series (lenses for cameras with APS-C size image sensors) and will be used to create a plug-in bundled in the Camera Raw® 6.2 update and the function for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3.2. Tamron, utilizing design data, created this profile for image editing software that allows customers to easily correct distortion, chromatic aberration, and peripheral brightness (1) for Di series and Di II series SLR lenses.

(1) The amount and quality of correction depends on the user
Adobe, Photoshop and Lightroom are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporate
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Future lenses are expected to also be included in this profile.
For further information, please refer to the Adobe Website at
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/846/cpsid_84666.html

For more details and a list of supported lenses click here.

COMMENTS

The above announcement is great and hopefully the list of supported lenses by all manufacturers will increase over time.

Although it seems there is no support for some lenses like the Tamron SP AF17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) (Model A05) which is owned by lot of photographers because it’s a very interesting alternative to some much more expensive and professional lenses (obviously on a different league too) like the excellent and beautiful Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM or even the mid-range Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM.

It would be great and extremely helpful that Tamron also adds support for all their lenses, even if they are not currently in production, since lot of photographers are using them.

Of course you can customize and build your own lens profile using the free Lens Profile Creator (available from Adobe Labs here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lensprofile_creator/) but it takes some work that needs to be carefully done.

September 6, 2010 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, News & Info | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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