Photoshop CS blocks images of currency.

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Just found this, not sure if its true.. seems a bit weird

    According to this post in a forum I visit it appears that Adobe Photoshop CS will not let the user open any images of currency??

    you can look at the full thread HERE
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    This sounds a little too wild to be true. Where's the proof?

    I'll be getting PS CS in a few weeks and I'll try scanning in a 20 - but what sort of image recognition code do they have in there?

    D :rolleyes:
     
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    iJon

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    wow that is pretty cool, interesting as wel.

    iJon
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    COOL????!?!?!?!

    It's censorship! Who the hell is Adobe to tell me what I can or can't scan with the software I paid good money for?
     
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    This is an OUTRAGE!!! Just tried it with an image of a $20 bill myself and sure enough it won't let me open it. Adobe better fix this nonsense.
     
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    Nuts. This means I will finally have to get a job.
     
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    bitfactory

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    yep - it looks in the blue channel for a certain algorithm.

    d/l this small little image to your desktop and try to open it with PS CS and you'll see the message (note: this image is just a small blue circular shaped design, not a whole bill). this is the blue stuff in the new $20 bill that it looks for.

    http://jyrikup.tripod.com/pics/new.png

    this must affect the performance of PS. every time you open an image it looks for those algorithms (new $20 bill, a host of other foreign banknotes)...

    hmmmph....
     
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    God Save The Queen!

    Works with Pounds Sterling.:)
     
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    Horrortaxi

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    Newer color copiers do the same thing.

    Photoshop is for editing images, so this is a little disturbing. It's okay to copy money as long as the copy is bigger or smaller than original. Why should scanning or color copies be any different?
     
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    kettle

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    The Apple Club? is that like the Disney Club with better Animation? :p
     
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    Considering that using bills is pretty common in advertising and some other things related to graphics design this is stupid....
     
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    Actually, you only paid for a license to use their software and Adobe has chosen to make editing money a feature that their software doesn't support. Not that I agree with them but maybe there are implications we are unaware of. Is it possible that Adobe could be held responsible if it is proven that PS aids in counterfeiting?

    Also, if it is important that you need to edit money (or counterfeit :) ) just keep an older version of PS around for when that time comes.
     
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    yeah, i read about this a couple of days ago... kinda sucks. not that i want to, or have ever worked with images of currency, but this just reduces Photoshops functionality as an image editing app, just so everyone knows, i think this really sucks!!:mad:

    but there's always photoshop 7....;) :p
     
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    chewbaccapits

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    Boo...

    What!...Why should PS tell a person what they can scan or not!...
     
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    Agreed. It shouldn't be up to the software developers to decide what we can do with our systems. This isn't Windows after all!
     
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    I don't know about you guys...


    but this is pretty funny. I don't have a scanner, nor do I think that the programmers should stop you from scanning money, but I think that is just hilarious... not sure why.
     
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    well,, i think that they should have done something else to protect against fraud, although i can't think of anything.
    it is kinda funny in a sense that people scan in money.
     
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    If people didn't counterfeit money then we wouldn't have to deal with this.

    I don't scan money so whats the damn point.
     
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    Sun Baked

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    Too many cases of easy to make bad money...

    Take that to the extreme where a kid recently (past 60 days) paid $5 for some bogus bills and bought the loaded revolver he took to school.

    Desktop computing is powerful enough to make high quality money, if people were to get some decent paper.

    If you cannot clean up the money with Photoshop, it'll be a bit harder.
     
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    slipper

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    id imagine photoshop is used a lot for forgery. ive used it to forge....oops
     
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    They just demonstrated this on Screen Savers last week. It was pretty cool. I'd like to know what's built into the program that recognized the money and how much I'd have to alter the money to have a scan go through...just out of curiosity.;)
     

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