A new efficient method of fingerprint image enhancement

  title={A new efficient method of fingerprint image enhancement},
  author={Piotr Porwik and Lukasz Wieclaw},
  journal={Int. J. Biom.},
Fingerprint images frequently have poor characteristics, because these traces are captured in crime places and are left on objects of different structure. For this reason, a lot of fingerprints have to be rejected they are useless in identification processes. Fortunately, in some cases, low quality fingerprints can be additionally analysed by means of special algorithms. In this paper, a new fingerprint enhancement method has been presented. In the proposed approach, quality of image is… 
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