Create Killer Images with SketchCop FACETTE

SketchCop Solutions invites all civilian and military law enforcement agencies, intelligence groups, private investigators, corporate security firms, academic forensic science programs and other select organizations to try SketchCop FACETTE, our industry-leading facial composite software.  SketchCop FACETTE creates ‘killer images’ that close cases and bring criminals to justice. Facial composites have proven themselves to be an effective law…


SketchCop FACETTE Training Course – REGISTER NOW!

SketchCop Solutions is pleased to announce our upcoming, 2-day, hands-on training course – Creating Digital Composite Images for Law Enforcement, scheduled for October 23 & 24, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Attendees will learn how to develop interview strategies, testify in court as an expert witness, create high-quality facial composites using SketchCop FACETTE software and much,…


‘Dying Art?’: Forensic Artists Face a Digital Future.

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On March 3, 2014, NBC news reporter Erik Ortiz published an online news article titled: ‘Dying Art?’:  Forensic Artists Face a Digital Future.  The article highlights the struggle between traditional forensic artists and software programs that create composite images.  This subject is one that law enforcement has long struggled with.  That’s because for years, a shortage of trained forensic artists forced them to use software programs that left them unsatisfied.  But, in the absence of a well-trained forensic artist, it was all they had.

 Today that’s changed. 


Interview Aids and SketchCop FACETTE

Occasionally, a debate erupts among Forensic Artists about whether or not to use photo references during a composite interview.  While there are many good points to be made on either side of the argument, my position has always been to use the method that works best for your eyewitness.

A majority of Forensic Artists have been trained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Years ago the F.B.I. adopted a method for cataloging facial features pioneered by French criminologist Alfonse Bertillion.  This led to them to develop an interview method that combines the cognitive interview with the use of photo references.  They published the F.B.I Facial Identification Catalog as a resource tool that’s supplied to students who attend their Facial Composite Course.  Others who teach their own courses have borrowed the F.B.I.’s method for creating facial composites, making it a standard practice among Forensic Artists.


Enhance Your SketchCop FACETTE Experience

wacom_intuos_tablet2Over the years I’ve learned that most jobs are made easier by having the right tools.  This is equally important in the computing world when you are trying to find the proper peripheral to help maximize your software experience. 

When it comes to using SketchCop FACETTE software; I’ve found that a graphics tablet, with pen, is the perfect pointing device.  I know from experience that many end users rarely give a graphics tablet serious consideration.  Many believe that a graphics tablet was designed strictly for drawing.  Most users have grown so accustomed to the standard computer mouse,  they’ve probably never considered using anything else!


Law Enforcement’s Leading Computerized Composite Sketch Software!

This is a reminder that users of SketchCop FACETTE are now eligible to upgrade their software to Version 8.6.  Our software is now interoperable with Adobe Photoshop, making our software law enforcement’s leading computerized composite sketch software.  This is a great opportunity for our users.  The ability to make refinements in this industry leading software makes SketchCop FACETTE the number one facial composite imaging software for law enforcement.  Or if you prefer, you can use the tools that we provide within the SketchCop FACETTE program.

Also, don’t forget about our upcoming two-day, hands-on seminar in Las Vegas, NV August 29-30, 2013.  You can go to the Training section of our website for more information or to register.  This is the only opportunity for users of facial composite computer software to receive personal tutelage from one of the country’s most experienced police composite sketch artists.  Even though we teach users how to use our SketchCop FACETTE Face Design System Software, users of other software titles can learn how to interview an eyewitness, testify in court and better yet, evaluate the software first-hand to make an informed decision about whether they should make SketchCop FACETTE their preferred software choice when creating facial composite images.


SketchCop FACETTE Version 8.6 and Adobe Photoshop

SketchCop® FACETTE® Face Design System reached a milestone last week with the release of Version 8.6.  Law enforcement’s #1 digital composite imaging software is now interoperable with Adobe® Photoshop® making SketchCop® FACETTE® arguably the strongest, most versatile facial imaging software on the market. 

For years many companies have touted the benefits of their own facial composite software products.  With a dearth of qualified Forensic Artists, law enforcement was left with little choice than to use them.  Often the results were less than impressive, allowing many in the Forensic Art community to question the software’s effectiveness while trumpeting their own skills.

With the latest release of SketchCop® FACETTE®, law enforcement has a more valuable option, one that will allow them to create high-quality digital composite images that rival those produced by many sketch artists.