Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain

Fingerprint Binarization

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_393

Fingerprint binarization is the process of converting an 8-bit gray-scale fingerprint image into a 1-bit ridge image. This is virtually equivalent to thresholding. Post-processing for the binarized image, such as smoothing, is also important.

 Fingerprint Image Enhancement

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