Originally developed as part of forensics court-expert activities, CertiPhoto can date a photo securely and ensure that it has not been tampered with since the shot was taken. CertiPhoto hence gives probative value to your photographs by establishing a digital evidence of a visual situation, in a particular place, at a particular time.
Each picture you take is encrypted, geolocated, stored on a secure remote server and then sent in a signed email to the user along with a certificate. This certificate is an unfalsifiable PDF document, signed and timestamped by a trusted authority, and has legal value in EU countries.
Each certificate is self-contained, which means all cryptographic data are embedded to be checked with no limit in time. There is no dependency whatsoever with an external entity which could potentially be corrupted, as a Blockchain for instance.
The ISO Standard PDF/A has established itself worldwide since its launch in 2005. It was established to meet the specific requirements for long-term archiving of electronic documents.
CertiPhoto uses advanced banking-level measures to build a secure channel between your smartphone and the certification servers.
PDF/A-3B document format
PAdES-LTV compliant prescribed by ETSI TS-102-778 technical specs
RFC 3161 timestamp provided by DigiCert, Symantec or GlobalSign
Multiple cross-linked control layers
With unique identifier and permanent link to the certified picture
3 years minimum in a secure and replicated private cloud
Experimental fake detection by ELA (Error Level Analysis) and NLE (Noise Level Estimation)
Thanks to its modular design, the app can easily and securely interface with your company's information system.
You also can order and drive a private certification instance running your own certificates (software or HSM based).
Three solutions to meet your needs.
Very good, intuitive and fast app. Reactive dev team. Pictures certificates provide tangible evidence in case of dispute. Excellent idea that also has the merit of being free.
Perfect app for my job! Hats off to the one who created it. Especially with this security protocol that allows the production of admissible documents in court! THANK YOU.
Bravo! Excellent app even if we do not know for sure the precise legal value of the pictures certificates. It is in any case an interesting beginning of proof.
Great. Allows to make a statement of a public notice without calling a bailiff. Validated with an official notary.
Simple and efficient user interface. I use this app to take a regular picture of the public notice for my building permit, and since a photo is offered every day when you have no credits left, it is free in my case.
Great app, very useful to certify documents, ex: proof of building permit application. Avoids expensive bailiff fees.
Simple, practical and fasta pp. Perfect for authenticating pictures with location and date. Certificates received instantly by email.
An essential app!
Very practical, easy to use, efficient and clear. The author responds quickly to emails (for suggestions).
Very useful for building permit and other public notices. Avoids bailiff fees.
Tremendous ease of use for an app that may become essential in case of disaster or to testify to an accident.
I didn't find any other photo certification app on Android. This one works perfectly. No complaints.
Pascal Eric Mayani is a senior IT engineer specialized in information systems security. He works as a legal forensics expert for the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeals.
Answers to the most frequent questions asked about CertiPhoto.