Facial Features Analysis, Comparison, and Authentication
of the Identities of People in Photographs
To learn more about analyzing faces in photographs, check out Joelle Steele's book, Face to Face: Analysis and Comparison of Facial Features to Authenticate Identities of People in Photographs.
NOTICE: I no longer analyze/compare photographs believed to be of Abraham Lincoln, Jesse James, Frank James, or Billy the Kid. Please do not ask as I do not respond.
I now offer only TWO OPTIONS for facial features analyses. Please follow the instructions below very carefully and then select the option that is right for you. I appreciate your need for confidentiality, and guarantee that your identity, client identity, personal or client information, or the identity or content of the photographs analyzed will not be published or revealed in any way to any person or entity.
Instructions: Scan all your photos in color (even if originals are black and white) and at high resolution (300-600 dpi minimum, up to 1200 dpi if its a group photo). Save them as individual .JPG files and name and number the files so that I can identify them (e.g., questionedphoto.jpg, exemplar-1.jpg, exemplar-2.jpg, exemplar-3.jpg). Do NOT alter the photos in any way. Do NOT send me composites, overlays, PDFs, zipped files, or links to photos on Web sites. Do NOT send me originals or prints by US Mail. E-mail your photos as attachments to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will look at your photos to see if they are clear enough to be analyzed and to make sure I have not analyzed your image previously (yes, that can and does happen). I will then respond to your E-mail and say whether or not I can analyze them. After I confirm to you that I can analyze your photos, make your payment using the following PayPal Add-To-Cart button. Sales tax applies to services performed for individuals and entities located in Washington state.
QUICK ANALYSIS - $50. Analysis and comparison of one questioned photo to a maximum of 3 exemplars (already identified photos), and a simple yes/no response in an E-mail as to whether or not it is the same person. Nothing more, no details as to why. This takes a minimum of one hour. Turnaround time depends on how busy I am, but 1-3 working days is about average.
QUICK ANALYSIS WITH BRIEF EXPLANATION - $75. Analysis and comparison of one questioned photo to a maximum of 3 exemplars (already identified photos), and a yes/no response in an E-mail as to whether or not it is the same person, plus a very brief explanation as to why that determination was made. This takes about an hour and a half. Turnaround time depends on how busy I am, but 1-3 working days is about average.