IQF (Image Quality of Fingerprint) Software Application

May 2007
Norman B. Nill, The MITRE Corporation
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Knowledge of the image quality of a fingerprint is important and useful information in a variety of applications; it can, for example, help determine the probability of successful matching, alert an operator to a poor quality enrollment, or aid problem diagnostics/performance assessment of capture devices. This document describes a quantitative measure of image quality (developed by the author) which is tailored to measure the visual quality of a digital fingerprint image. This Image Quality of Fingerprint (IQF) metric is available as a freeware software application.

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