October 17, 2009

Video: Photoshop used for age progression

A brief video from CNN shows how the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children uses Photoshop as part of their age-progression efforts (where reference photos of missing kids are digitally altered to reflect the passage of time). The video is light on specifics, but it’s great to be reminded of the positive uses of technology:
Embedded video from CNN Video
I had the chance to visit the NCMEC folks in Virginia a couple of years ago, and I came away deeply impressed with the thoroughness & passion they bring to their mission. Photoshop team members like John Penn continue to work closely with them in hopes of improving how Photoshop for their needs. [Via Adam Pratt]
[Tangentially related: a tutorial on performing age progression in Photoshop.]

Posted by John Nack at 7:01 AM on October 17, 2009
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