Re: Crime opportunity
"Owning the software to do the criminal manipulation would also be deeply suss in some courts."
That would be things like Photoshop and GIMP. I've removed tattoos from photos for friends using GIMP, and done other fancy things with it. I could probably add / remove clothes if I tried. With a bit of effort you could use simple paint programs for that, and with a lot of effort a hex editor. Magnets, magnifying glasses and butterflies for the show-offs.