News agencies report that
Adobe Systems Inc.’s flagship digital image manipulation software Photoshop CS now sports anti-counterfeiting code developed by Digimarc. The technology was developed to prevent users of Photoshop and other applications from printing out or working with images of currency.
Photoshop CS is the latest version of Adobe’s venerable image editing app; the latest release sports an improved file browser, new Match Color command, a histogram palette, shadow and highlight correction, integrated “raw” file support from digital cameras, Macromedia Flash export and much more.
The technology Digimarc used to develop the anti-counterfeiting scheme came from a multinational consortium known as the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG), associated with national banks in Europe, Japan and North America. The CBCDG developed the code itself, according to reports.
The CBCDG’s code is also used in other software and color printers.