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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Photoshop and Couterfeit Twenties

A few months ago I wrote how companies making printers and copies adhere to government requests by embedding serial numbers and dates in anything printed. (More Info)  Today, I learned that software companies also cooperate in the prevention of counterfeiting.

While scanning a twenty today I was surprised to see the following message.

No counterfeiting allowed

Of course, my purpose for scanning wasn’t counterfeiting.  I planned on creating a single sided bill with someone’s face photoshoped in as a party favor.  I did find a way around it and was able to paste the image into Photoshop. I won’t post the results here since it’s still probably illegal.  Clicking the Information button will take you to a web site for Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group at http://www.rulesforuse.org/

The CDS(Counterfeit Deterrence System) has been voluntarily adopted by hardware and software manufacturers, and prevents personal computers and digital imaging tools from capturing or reproducing the image of a protected banknote. The technology does not have the capacity to track the use of a personal computer or digital imaging tools.”

Side Note: Adobe must be proud that “photoshoped” has become a common verb.  Happy Face

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