Canon May Add Fingerprint ID to Its Cameras and Lenses

Fingerprint ID is used on many smartphones these days for security and identification, but would you like to see the same feature on your camera gear? Canon has apparently developed a fingerprint ID system that can identify the photographer using the camera or lens.

Camera ‘Fingerprint’ Database Could Help Crack Down on Photo Theft

Examining fingerprints is one of the key techniques in forensics, allowing investigators to identify suspects and build a case against them. In the same way, checking "camera fingerprints" could soon be a major tool in helping photographers fight copyright infringement, and a project called ToothPic is working to make that happen.

Facebook May Soon Assign Your Camera a Unique Fingerprint For Identification

A new patent filed by Facebook suggests that the social networking giant is working on giving user cameras a unique digital fingerprint. Looking for ways to identify fraudulent accounts and evermore establish what connections you may have with others, the new technology means that your future photographs will be tracked at levels previously unimaginable. For photographers, however, it may be an excellent way to prove that you truly own an image.