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I have a year and a half old photo that I need proof as to

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I have a year and a half old photo that I need proof as to when it was taken.
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: I have a pending law suit that requires this information.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

I presume you mean, you need to prove it to a judge or jury - that sort of proof.

Or do you mean, you don't know when it was taken, and you also are the one who needs to know?

What format is the file the picture is stored in?

Or is it a printed-out photo, a photo print?

Do you know what camera took the picture?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
to 1, no to the 2, I do not know to 3, 4 & 5 the image is stored in the note 3 memory.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

OK, it is an image in memory in a Note 3. You yourself know, but you need to produce substantiation or legal proof to others or to an official body, court, etc.

That's fine.

Is the picture in the Note 3 a copy of the original picture? or is it where it was taken and as it was taken, not copied, not touched, not altered, not edited, cropped, etc.?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is not a copy but the original.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no editing.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

That's excellent... if you can swear to that in court, as to these points:

1. the Note 3 is yours.

2. you do not share it. you do not share the use of it.

3. you have it password ***** so that no one else can access it.

4. and therefore no one else can have taken that picture, if the above 3 points are valid up to previous to the date of the picture being taken, and

5. the time and date on the Note 3's internal clock have been set accurately since prior to the taking of the picture, and

6. you can read the time and date stamp on the file that contains the original picture

7. then that time and date is the time and date the picture was taken, according to the accuracy of (5) above.

Is that all true? if so, you have something to cite, if you know how to display the time and date of the files on your Note 3. You could print off that display of the time and date that includes the picture, and hand that out as evidence of sorts.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Russell, Thank you, ***** ***** that will work. Bob
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Good. Please rate my answer, then. Thanks.