This section of our website contains a few tips and tricks for the effective construction of facial composites using our software products and associated PaintShop program. They are all based on real requests for advice and help that we have received from our customers.  Browse and digest at your leisure.


If you have a question, a request or would simply like to contribute your own tip or trick for inclusion, do not hesitate to contact us.

Level of difficulty:  * easy    

* How to use the blending function in EFIT-V 5.006
Adobe Acrobat document [520.0 KB]
* Updating Dongle USB Keys
Updating Dongles.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [795.7 KB]
* Darkening overall skin tone of a face
How to Darken Skin Tone.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [523.7 KB]
* How to make an automatic link to your chosen paint program
E-FIT EFIT-V File Association.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [906.5 KB]
* How to run EFIT-V in Spanish (Como instalar el EFIT-V en Espanol)
Adobe Acrobat document [322.4 KB]
* Changing the background colour in EFIT-V
Changing background colour.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [606.6 KB]
* How to run 3D EFIT with a windows 7 computer
Using 3D EFIT under microsoft Windows 7 [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
* Creating a shaven head
Adobe Acrobat document [692.8 KB]

Level of difficulty:  ** medium     

** How to import accessories (hairstyles, hats, clothing...) into EFIT-V
Importing Items.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
** Making Receding and Thinning Hair
Adobe Acrobat document [436.9 KB]
** Avoiding white 'halo' artefacts in EFIT-V using Paintshop
Adobe Acrobat document [620.2 KB]
** How to improve hair on 3D EFIT
How to Improve hair on 3D EFIT.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]

Level of difficulty:  *** difficult    

*** How to add two items (e.g. earrings & necklace) to one composite from a single category (e.g. Jewellery)
Two Items from Single Category.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [854.3 KB]
Paint Shop User Guide
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]


Announcing EFIT6 FACEbox

EFIT6 FACEbox is the complete face composite solution combining the EFIT6 software with high performance hardware and an exceptional support package into a single system.  It has never been easier to produce accurate and realistic facial composite images.


To find out more about EFIT6 FACEbox click here.


Contact us for full details of how EFIT6 FACEbox can aid your investigations.



See Visionmetric's Dr Chris Solomon speak on CNN

Composites increase the performance of identification from line ups. See



Welcome to new EFIT6 customers

  • South Wales and Gwent
  • Northamptonshire 
  • Devon and Cornwall
  • The South African Police Service
  • Trading Standards Authority


We look forward to working with you all.


EFIT6 FaceBox from Visionmetric



  • Facial Identification Training 2019 Course: EFIT6, Canterbury, September 9th - 13th 2019