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Frank G. Kendall
Frank G. Kendall, of Conyers, GA, born August 25, 1926, Miami FL, died
Friday, July 28, 2006, after a long battle with cancer.
Mr. Kendall was a distinguished military veteran of World War II, a former
Florida State Employee, and retired Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol
Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Kendall also worked at the ATF Atlanta Forensic Science Laboratory for a
combined 26 years of federal service. After retiring from the ATF, Mr.
Kendall worked another 14 years with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as
a certified Latent Finger Print Examiner. Mr. Kendall was responsible for
many scientific innovations in the field of Forensic Identification.
Mr. Kendall was also a life active member of International Association for
Identification and served on the board of directors for more than 20 years.
He received the John A. Dondero Memorial Award for his significant
contributions in the field of forensic identification from the IAI. Mr.
Kendall was also a life active member of the Georgia Division of the IAI,
where he served as president and a member of the Board of Directors for many
years. He received the Arthur L. Hutchins award from the Georgia Division of
the IAI, for his contributions to the field of forensic identification.
Mr. Kendall is survived by his devoted wife Mary Ann, Conyers; daughter,
Kathy West, Franklin; son, Frank M. Kendall, Stockbridge; stepdaughter,
Karen & Eduardo Munoz, Conyers; stepson, Kevin & Cathy Mitchell, Cumming;
sister, Beverly Hefner, Jacksonville, FL; 7 grandchildren, 5 great
grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Frank will be missed by his
family and his extended family members of the IAI; he has been a role model
and mentor for all who have met him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rockdale Emergency Relief
Fund, P.O. Box 80369, Conyers, GA 30013-8369 or Conyers First United
Methodist Church, Meals on Wheels Program, 921 Main St., Conyers, GA 30012.
Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.ScotWard.com. Scot Ward Funeral
Services – Harry White Chapel, Conyers, 770-483-7216.
Published in the Rockdale Citizen and Atlanta Journal Constitution
newspapers on 7/29/2006.
onin.com Webservant Ed German's note: Frank Kendall's contributions to the
discipline of Latent Print Examination are employed worldwide daily in
modern forensic procedures. He is remembered as a dedicated pioneer, and
also a mentor and good friend to hundreds in our discipline.
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Steve Everist brings us another installment
of his series on Adobe Photoshop:
Part 3: Working with
Adjustment Layers - Channel Mixer
By Steve Everist,
King County Sheriff's Office - Seattle, WA
Adjustment layers provide the functionality of making image
adjustments while not working directly on the image itself. Many of the
features available in the Photoshop Image – Adjustments menu are also
available as an adjustment layer. In this example, I will use the Channel
Mixer adjustment layer with an inked print on a check with a light blue
background. Before using the Channel Mixer adjustment layer I would simply
select the blue channel to see if it will filter out the unwanted background
noise in the image. In this case it works nicely. But for those colors
that share elements of red, green, and blue; there is more control to be had
by adjusting all three of the channels within the image.
I’ll start with a scan of the image. In this case it was scanned at 2400
ppi at 16 bits in RGB color.
Next I will go to the “Create new fill or
adjustment layer” icon in the Layers palette. It is a black and white
circle in the middle of the bottom of the palette.
Clicking this icon will bring up the
adjustment layer menu with the different layers that can be used. I’ve
selected the Channel Mixer layer.
The Channel Mixer box contains sliders
for the Red, Green, and Blue channels along with a constant. Be sure that
the Preview box is checked so that you can see the changes as you move the
Next check the box marked Monochrome. This will allow the image to be
visualized in grayscale, although the underlying image is still in RGB. In
this example, the print has almost disappeared on the image. This is a
result of the default setting for this box having Red at 100, while Green
and Blue are at 0.
At this point, I have moved the sliders to a point where much of the
background noise has been eliminated.
To compare it to the original image, all
I have to do is click the eyeball next to the new adjustment layer, in the
layers palette. This will show the image with and without the adjustment.
All changes happened on a layer above the image.
If it is decided that further adjustments
to the layer are necessary, I can just double click the Channel Mixer
adjustment layer icon in the layer adjustment, and the Channel Mixer box
will pop back up with the current settings. At this point I can continue to
move the sliders.
Adjustment layers provide the same features for clarifying images that can
be found in the Image – Adjustments menu, but with the added features of not
working directly on the image itself, being easily changed, and not
requiring going back in history if the changes don’t offer any significant
improvement and other avenues are desired.
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