O idee misto, despre care, Matt Burns, spune:

Every photo you take with your digital camera contains hidden information about both the image and the camera such as the make, model and date. This information, called exif data, can also include a unique serial number which identifies your camera. stolencamerafinder crawls the internet searching for photos, collecting the serial numbers of the cameras that took them. When you use the drag & drop feature, stolencamerafinder reads the unique serial number from the exif data of your photo and uses it to match against serial numbers it has stored.

Asta, cu siguranta functioneaza, pana in momentul in care cel care urca pe internet fotografia facuta cu camera instrainata (sau urca in alta parte o fotografie furata) va trece fotografia prin un soft de editare iar serial number-ul camerei va disparea din exif…