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Does Photoshop secretly scan your images?

New Here ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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I downloaded this image from Adobe Stock ( File #:  329573176 ), now Adobe Photoshop will not let me open it. It gives me an error message:

 

"This application does not support the editing of banknote images. For more information, select the information button below for internet-based information on restrictions for copying and distibuting banknote images or go to www.rulesforuse.org."


This is an odd message considering this image was already manipulated and it's being distributed by Adobe. Another question that arises from this... does Adobe Photoshop secretly scan every image you open?

 

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Community Expert , Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

Hi

Adobe Photoshop includes a counterfeit deterrence system (CDS) that prevents the use of the product to illegally duplicate banknotes. Details here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/cds.html

~ Jane

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Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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Hi

Adobe Photoshop includes a counterfeit deterrence system (CDS) that prevents the use of the product to illegally duplicate banknotes. Details here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/cds.html

~ Jane

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Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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Jane is correct, but it does seem odd that you download this from Adobe Stock, but can't use it. You would think that they would have screened for that when accepting the image. There are some work arounds, but you will have to Google them.

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Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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I agree, Chuck, and have posted on the Adobe Stock forum.

~ Jane

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Community Expert ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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Keep us posted on this, as seems unfair to purchase an image with a pink background, and to not be able to edit. Atleast if was posted as a .png with transparent the image might have some usefullness.

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Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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I ran into a similar issue. A few engineers sent me an image of an electrical unit they made and held up half of a dollar bill for scale. I couldn't open the image. Some printers, I've heard also has the ability to detect currency and won't print.

 

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New Here ,
Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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I bought a stock image of money in a bucket and psd wouldn't open it due to counterfeit rules? Can this be turned off? As long as the image is turned, curved, folded, otherwise obstructed, why can't we use it? 

I worked around it but it was annoying.

 

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Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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There is no getting around this. You will need to find another inaccurate image to allow Photoshop or other items to utilize this. Scanners, digital printers, etc. will all shut down and not allow any current monetary note with certain elements to be used.

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New Here ,
Nov 03, 2021 Nov 03, 2021

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So if Im making a chart of money falling, I can no longer do that? Thats nuts. That means I can't update any of my Finacial graphs. 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 03, 2021 Nov 03, 2021

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Community Expert ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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@NJ Art wrote:

That means I can't update any of my Finacial graphs. 


 

The counterfeit deterrence system in Photoshop is not new, nor was it created by Adobe. Might I ask when you last updated your financial graphs using Photoshop?

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/cds.html

 

Jane

 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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Hi All, It's very concerning that Adobe now decide what work you can open and what work they wont let you open- This is a photograph for a client, when i try to open it Photoshop will not allow it and gives me a message "this application does not support the printing of banknotes" How dare Adobe interfere with work that is solely the business of myself and my client. What will they next be deeming inappropriate to openScreenshot 2021-12-15 at 11.04.49 AM.png

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Community Expert ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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This "feature" was added many years ago (2004 or earlier). The feature was not added by "user request" though.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/cds.html

 

EDIT:

 

Counterfit deterrant measures are not unique to Photoshop:

 

http://seeingyellow.com

 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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Adobe don't decide it, the central banks do.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/cds.html

 

Dave

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Community Expert ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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Adobe now decide

 

As others have said, central banks decided in 2004, not Adobe.

 

"The CDS technology was commissioned by the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG), a consortium of central banks from around the world. Adobe has included CDS in Photoshop at the request of the CBCDG."

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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Is there a way not to display this warning?

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Community Expert ,
Feb 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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Please post the image.

What is the image format?

Can you try saving it as psd in another application?

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Community Expert ,
Feb 22, 2018 Feb 22, 2018

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Does the image contain a bunch of circular shapes?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 22, 2018 Feb 22, 2018

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Sorry. The image contains money.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 22, 2018 Feb 22, 2018

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What is the file format?

Can you open it with Preview (if you work on a Mac), save as a psd and try to open that with Photoshop?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 22, 2018 Feb 22, 2018

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The file format is jpg.

We are currently developing and using automation plug-ins. I have a problem when I get an image that contains money. When I try to process an image that contains money, the plugin is forced to stop.

Is there a way to filter images that contain money?

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Community Expert ,
Feb 22, 2018 Feb 22, 2018

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I suppose one could do a »pre-run« with the opening in a try-clause, but that is probably too crude an approach for you.

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Contributor ,
Dec 15, 2021 Dec 15, 2021

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I can tell you from experience that this doesn't always work properly.

 

Using this type of structure:

//nothing here except targeting photoshop & localize
try {
    // --> all code relating to loading and manipulating an image
} catch(e){
    // handle e
}
//nothing here

 I've still had money images that made photoshop crash. Things like packshots of a wallet with some currency showing.

 

 

To the OP: I don't work with currency a lot, but for me, images not showing the entire unit of currency (ie not the entire bill or coin) are usually fine. The picture below doesn't show an entire dollar bill and does open in photoshop.

JefBracke_0-1639560830661.png

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New Here ,
Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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I am not sure if anyone posted this yet, but I just had success opening a money image in Illustrator and then dragging the image over to Photoshop without any issues.

Screen Shot 2022-09-22 at 9.21.17 PM.png

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Dec 16, 2021 Dec 16, 2021

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