ImageSleuth Documentation

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Installing ImageSleuth

After downloading ImageSleuth from the download page, select the appropriate installation method:

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  • Download and then execute the installation program ImageSleuthSetupV1.3.0.exe
  • Follow the prompts to install ImageSleuth
  • After the installation has completed, double-click on the ImageSleuth icon to launch the application
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  • Download ImageSleuthSetupV1.3.0.pkg to the Desktop
  • Double-click to start the installation
  • If the installation fails to start with a message similar to: "ImageSleuthSetupV1.3.0.pkg" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer:
    • Control-click the ImageSleuthSetupV1.3.0.pkg
    • Select "Open" from the drop-down menu. A new window will appear
    • Select "Open" to launch the installer.
  • After ImageSleuth has been installed, the ImageSleuthSetupV1.3.0.pkg file is no longer required and can be moved to the trash
  • To launch the application use Finder to find ImageSleuth, and then double-click on the ImageSleuth icon
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  • Download ImageSleuthSetupV1.3.0_64bit.tgz and extract the contents into an appropriate location in the Linux file system e.g /home/USER-NAME/ImageSleuth
  • Open a shell command prompt, change to this folder, and then execute the CONFIG script by typing:
    This will create an ImageSleuth desktop shortcut
  • Double-click on the ImageSleuth icon to launch the application

Getting Started - video tutorials

Getting Started - prefer not to watch it on video? Then read the basics here

  • Select the "Open" button on the Main Window toolbar to choose an image file to analyse.
  • Once a file has been selected ImageSleuth will immediately begin processing it.
  • After a period ranging from seconds to minutes, depending on the size of the chosen file1, the Main Window will be populated by a gallery of thumbnail images.2
    The size of the thumbnails can be adjusted by selecting the "Configure" button on the main toolbar.
  • For a closer examination of a particular image, click the thumbnail to open the image in a separate Image Window
  • For further details please view the online help that may be accessed from the "Help" button which is to be found at the top right of the main window toolbar.

1 The current version of ImageSleuth generates 75 images. The amount of time required to process and generate these images is very much dependent on the size of the file being analysed.

2 Many of the thumbnails may appear redundant. However, as each thumbnail is generated by a different transform, the apparent redundancy will depend on the input image files.
That being said, the last thirty or so transforms are very similar, however, for some input images, they are different enough to reveal information that would otherwise have been missed.