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FACES 4.0 TECHNOLOGY FAQ



Will my 3.0 codes and files work with FACES 4.0?
Yes. You can use 3.0 intercodes and files with FACES 4.0. However, you can’t use FACES 4.0 codes and files in earlier versions. With its larger database and other features, FACES 4.0 files and codes contain much more information about a composite image. Note: Intercode is called Biometric Alphanumeric Code or BAC in FACES 4.0

Does FACES 4.0 have skin color options?
FACES 4.0 composites are only available in black and white. In part this is because most forensic artists believe that black and white composites are the easiest way to recognize someone because they reduce and neutralize unnatural room lightings and shadings. If you want to darken a composite, the tutorial section of the FACES 4.0 manual explains how to do modify images using graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop.

Can I export FACES 4.0 composites into other programs?
YES. FACES 4.0 allows you to export composites to the commonly-used JPEG format. You can then use the JPEG in police bulletins or websites, or use graphic design tools to enhance its accuracy.

What are the minimum requirements for FACES 4.0?
FACES 4.0 can be used on both PC and MAC systems, and can be run from the original CD without installation. Please read the full specifications to make sure that FACES 4.0 will run properly on your system. For PCs you’ll need an Intel Pentium 400 MHZ processor or similar running Windows 98 or better with a minimum of 1.2 GB free disk space, 64 MB RAM available and a monitor running 16-bit colors at 800x600 resolution. For MACs you’ll need a Power PC processor with MAC OS 8.6 with CarbonLib 1.3.1 or MAC OS X installed with 1.2 GB free disk space, 64 MB RAM available: a monitor running 16-bit colors at 800x600 resolution is recommended.

Why do 3.0 composites with headwear look different when they’re loaded into FACES 4.0?
During the original development of the FACES database, a small number of people were photographed with hats and other headwear. But that meant that when building a composite, headwear was only attached to limited number of hairstyles. With FACES 4.0, we ensured that hairstyles and headwear were photographed as separate components, to allow for greater flexibility. As a result, when loading a 3.0 composite with a hat etc. you’ll need to manually select matching headwear from the FACES 4.0 database and add it to the composite.

Why are some hair elements in FACES 4.0 not available in three tone format?
Because of the complexity of some hair elements, the FACES artists concluded that some styles would not look realistic in three tones. We are working on ways to provide realistic, three tone options for all hair styles.

Why has a skin tone category been included in FACES 4.0?
This category allows you to include in the BAC code an indication of the skin tone for reference. The skin tone does not, however, show up on the composite for the reasons above.

Is FACES 4.0 available as an upgrade?
FACES 4.0 is a fully new version of our software. You do not need to have a previous version to load or install.

How do I uninstall FACES 4.0?
Go to your favorite file explorer program and remove the folder in which FACES has been installed (this folder is usually called FACES). You will also have to remove the shortcuts created in your program folder by simply right clicking on the folder IQ Biometrix and selecting the "Delete" option. Note that the FACES install program does not copy any files such as .dll to your system folder.

What's CarbonLib for Macintosh?
CarbonLib is a Macintosh update that improves the performance and reliability for Carbon-based applications on Mac OS 8.6 and all Mac OS 9 releases, including classic. If you have a Mac OS inferior to version 10.x, you will need to download and install CarbonLib in order to run FACES 4.0. CarbonLib can be downloaded free of charge from Apple's web site.

 


 







 

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