How to setup an Image Forensic lab with Ghiro

Posted on August 19, 2015 in Tools • Tagged with appliance, ghiro, image forensics • 3 min read

This how to will guide you through the setup of an Image Forensics lab, using Ghiro, a free and open source image forensics tool.

Ghiro comes also with a virtual appliance (it is a copy of Ubuntu Linux with all you need already installed, you can run on your host) to help people get a running Ghiro in few steps.

1. Ready for virtualization

You can run Ghiro Appliance in any host (Mac, Windows or Linux),  only a virtualization software is requested. There are many out there, free and commercial, for example Vmware or VirtualBox.

VirtualBox is a free and ...


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Ghiro and Image Forensics Forum is opening

Posted on August 16, 2015 in Blog • Tagged with ghiro, image forensics • 1 min read

Ghiro is an open source project and it is driven by community needs: users feedback has a great value for us.

We always want to provide a comfortable tool for user support: we have IRC chat for real time support and a mailing list for asynchronous question and answer.

Today we are announcing a new support tool: the Ghiro and Image Forensics Forum.

We hope this will be an easy to use way share information, requests and feedback not only about Ghiro but also about any Image Forensics topic.

The forum has several categories, local forums where you can talk ...


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New Ghiro website

Posted on March 04, 2015 in Tools • Tagged with ghiro • 1 min read

It seems that the old Ghiro website was too hard for understand for people visiting it.

All we know people stops on websites few seconds, so contents should be delivered in an efficient way, with a simple layout and  short web page.

After one year we read about people that barely were able to understand what Ghiro is, if it is an automated digital forensic tool or a brand new Photoshop clone. We read about people asking where they can download it, how much it costs a license and so on.

So our burlone, Ghiro’s design engineer, put together ...


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Ghiro 0.2 released

Posted on January 15, 2015 in Tools • Tagged with ghiro, image forensics • 2 min read

It took some time, but here we are, I am really happy to say: we released Ghiro 0.2! We continuously love to improve Ghiro’s feature and our codebase, I hope you like we now release and any kind of feedback will be appreciated. It follows the official release statement.

Ghiro 0.2 has been released!

Ghiro is an automated image forensics tool: sometimes forensic investigators
need to process digital images as evidence. Dealing with tons of images is
pretty easy, Ghiro is designed to scale to support gigs of images.
All tasks are totally automated, you have just ...

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Ghiro Appliance Building

Posted on November 18, 2014 in Tools • Tagged with appliance, ghiro, image forensics • 2 min read

All started with us thinking about a way to provide users with the simplest and fastest method to test or deploy Ghiro, some users just want to give a try or deploy their infrastructure with no pain in few minutes, and we like challenges.

The game was achieving an plug and play “box” with:

  • Few requirements or no requirements.
  • The ability to use the appliance building technology in a continuous integration system to be used in developer’s daily testing.

After evaluating some technologies, the winner was a conventional “virtual appliance”, because it requires only one virtualization software (i.e ...


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