Accurate Automation Corporation has developed auto-notary™, a process to prove thatan electronic image is unaltered from its original, and to prove the conditions underwhich the electronic image was captured. This patent pending process can be either builtinto a digital camera system, or it can be implemented as an automatic operation that runsas images are moved into a file server or database. The auto-notary™ process does notmodify the image as does a digital watermark, so there’s no question that the image is ofthe highest possible quality. The image and the textual data that records the date, time,location, etc. of the recording are not encrypted or password protected, so anauthenticated image can be shared among users and viewed using any standard viewingsoftware such as Microsoft Paint or Internet Explorer.