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Compression of gray-scale fingerprint images
Author(s): Thomas Hopper
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Paper Abstract

The FBI has developed a specification for the compression of gray-scale fingerprint images to support paperless identification services within the criminal justice community. The algorithm is based on a scalar quantization of a discrete wavelet transform decomposition of the images, followed by zero run encoding and Huffman encoding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2242, Wavelet Applications, (15 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170023
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Thomas Hopper, Federal Bureau of Investigation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2242:
Wavelet Applications
Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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