Adobe® Photoshop® software includes a counterfeit deterrence system (CDS) that prevents the use of the product to illegally duplicate banknotes. As implemented, CDS prevents users from opening detailed images of banknotes within Photoshop. 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.

Laws regarding the reproduction of currency images vary widely from country to country. In some countries, reproduction is permitted for specific purposes given certain restrictions, but in other countries any form of reproduction is considered a crime. For complete information about the rules in a given country, please consult CBCDG’s Web site, www.rulesforuse.org. Where applicable, this Web site will also indicate where you can obtain legally reproducible currency images, and who to contact for further questions and information.

In the event that you are unable to get your currency-related question answered through the rulesforuse.org Web site, please send an e-mail to photoshopcds@adobe.com. Adobe will see to it that your request is forwarded to the appropriate person at the CBCDG.

 

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