As almost everyone knows about the recent story of Veena Malik going on the cover of Indian magazine FHM. The 33-year old model appeared on the cover of December issue, showing a tattoo of the initials of ISI on her arm. The image promptly sparked an outrage among Pakistani community but the model claimed that her images were photo-shopped.
As per Veena Malik’s statement: “The image we shot was completely different to the one on the cover. I was wearing hot pants and they promised me they would cover my upper body with multiple tattoos. Instead, they removed the hot pants.”
However, Ms. Malik put up the claim not knowing that the scientists have created a new software program that has capacity to automatically detect any image that has been modified in Photoshop.
The application has been created by Hany Farid and Eric Kee of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. They have used eight statistical parameters to detect real changes on the model, not general modifications like cropping or colour adjustments. It
can sniff geometric modifications like reshaped face features or body parts used to make models more beautiful. It also has the feature to detect texture changes, like smoothed skin.
They trained their program using input from 350 volunteers, obtaining 80% accuracy. The first version of the software is tuned for faces, but the creators of the application claim that they can easily repurpose it to detect manipulations in any kind of images,
such as those presented by scientists in research. Or, you know, the classic Apple rumour spy shots.
Now this is the best way to find out if the images of Veena Malik were really photoshopped. Most of the people, who have seen the images, opine that the model does not have such toned and slick body. Moreover, the rest of the pictures in the album have noticeable
difference than the cover picture.
Hence, there is a dire need to test Hany Farid and Eric Kee’s new application to find out about the naked truth of Veena Malik.