Faked Photos. Wired News: Dubya, Willya Turn the Book Over? — and video isn’t far behind. The other side of this is how to prove that a photo is real. If a photo is presented as evidence at a trial, a good defense lawyer should be able to shred it unless there is amazing documentation on the photo’s history. I am not sure how you would prove that a photo is real. I am sure there are some artifacts at the pixel level left behind by most photo editors that a good forensic analyst could detect. But what about when the tools are good enough to not even leave these footprints? I guess we will need cameras that stamp photos with undeniable tokens at the moment the photo is taken.