This week, Government Bits is honored to feature a guest post by Jim Hoerricks, a renowned Photoshop Instructor, bestselling author of Forensic Photoshop — A Comprehensive Imaging Workflow for Forensic Professionals , and a court qualified expert witness in Forensic Video Analysis. Jim also works for a law enforcement agency in one of the US’ major metropolitan areas, and his thoughts on the Forensic usage of digital imaging technology are featured in his Forensic Photoshop blog. He’s also a longtime user of Adobe technology, and will be making an appearance at Adobe’s upcoming live, free seminar for Public Safety and Law Enforcement agencies in Los Angeles, which you can learn more and sign up for here.
In 2009, Jim addressed Criminal Justice students and practitioners about how each tool in Adobe Master Collection CS4 could improve their agencies’ visual communications and imaging workflow. Since CS5 launched in April 2010, we thought it would be a good opportunity to discuss how new features in each tool can improve productivity, enhance existing workflows, and save valuable time. Thanks again to Jim for his excellent and timely contribution!
Thank you to Adobe! This is Jim Hoerricks. So often, we think of Criminal Justice as laws, procedures, court cases, and lots of PT (and If you don’t know what PT stands for, get down and give me 20). I’m here to tell you that the state of modern policing is that … and much more. To illustrate my point, I’ll go down the list of Creative Suite products and show you how each piece fits perfectly within the Criminal Justice curriculum. By the time we’re done, I think that you’ll agree with me that owning the Creative Suite 5 Master Collection is the way to go.
Bridge CS5: Do you need to search your entire digital photo archive for photos that were taken by a camera with a specific serial number, or perhaps search for GPS coordinates that were encoded to JPGs taken by a cellphone camera? Do a metadata search in Bridge CS5, and you can view all those photos quickly. Even if you only buy one CS5 tool like Photoshop, you’ll get a copy of the Bridge, which is by far the best browsing tool for all Adobe filetypes. Not only that, but its capabilities for adding and searching file metadata are unparalleled. Bridge can also easily publish your images to printable contact sheets, attractive Flash slideshows, and even social media sites like Flickr and Facebook.