We are experts dedicated to education.

Our team will help your staff learn the ins and outs of image quality testing and how to properly leverage Imatest software to its full potential.

2018-2019 Class Schedule:

2019

April 18-19, 2019: Seoul, Korea

May 1-2, 2019: San Jose, CA

May 8-9, 2019: Boulder, CO

May 15-16, 2019: Shanghai

November 6-7, 2019: San Jose, CA

November 13-14, 2019: Beijing, China

 

 

How our training programs work:

  • Two-day training courses offered throughout the year in the US and Asia.
  • Customized in-house training is available to select customers.
  • Discover the many factors that contribute to image quality and how to use Imatest to measure each factor.
  • Learn how to select test charts that are appropriate for the type of image quality factor that you’re testing.
  • Participants can ask questions and receive helpful answers that will allow them to best use the software.

 

Other Services:

A Guide to Image Quality Factors

Documentation on all Imatest Modules

Frequently Asked Questions

What students will learn:

  • Measuring key image quality factors using Imatest.
  • Understanding and interpreting Imatest output.
  • Avoiding common mistakes in applying Imatest.
  • Selecting appropriate test charts.
  • Configuring options to achieve particular testing objectives.
  • Assessing overall image quality.
  • Automating tests for manufacturing quality control.
  • Balancing the tradeoff between yield and end-user satisfaction.

 

Two-Day Training Prices:

  • North America $1,100
  • Europe $1,500
  • China $700
  • Taiwan $800
  • Korea $1,000

Register Online

or contact training@imatest.com for pricing on customized in-house training.

Companies that send 2+ engineers to training will receive a 20% discount per person, and companies that send 5+ engineers will receive a 30% discount per person.

Register for a free Information Seminar that will take place before each Training Course.

Pre-Requisites

 

It is beneficial to have some background in photography and optics in order to be prepared to fully understand the concepts we teach in the Imatest Training course. If you do not have a background or need a refresher, we would recommend Marc Levoy’s Digital Photography course which has lectures available on YouTube.

 

To focus your learning, we have outlined the most relevant lectures to what you will learn in the Imatest training course:

 

We also recommend that you review our Image Quality Factors series for a background in the key factors that determine image quality.

 

 
 
 

Detailed Schedule

Spend two informative days learning how to use Imatest software to benefit your company.

Day 1

Part 1: Introduction and imaging Concepts
  • Company background
  • Raw files & raw conversion
  • Gamma, color spaces
  • Sharpness and noise introduction
Part 2: Image Quality Factors & Test Lab
  • Image quality factors
  • Common operations: File & region selection
  • Test Lab Construction
  • Settings stored in imatest.ini, used for controlling IT
  • Summary of modules
Part 3: SFRplus and Settings Overview
  • SFRplus demo
  • module summary
Part 4: Tonal Response and Color
  •  Stepchart
  • Flare / Veiling glare
  • Dynamic range post-processor
  • Contrast Resolution
  • Colorcheck – measure 24-patch X-Rite Colorchecker
  • Multicharts – measures several standard color charts
Part 5: Distortion and Nonuniformity
  • Distortion
  • Light falloff and color nonuniformity measurement with Uniformity and Uniformity-Interactive
  • Blemish Detect

Day 2

Part 6: Detailed Sharpness measurements
  • SFR (Slanted-edge Spatial Frequency Response)
  • Batchview
  • MTF Compare Transfer functions & deconvolution
  • Sharpening – Introduction and Standardized sharpening
  • Slanted-edge algorithm – ISO-12233 and enhancements
  • SQF – Subjective Quality Factor (Acutance)
Part 7: Rescharts – Interface for interactive sharpness measurements
  • SFR & SFRplus
  • Star Chart (Siemens Star)
  • Log Frequency
  • Log F-Contrast
  • Wedge
  • Random – Dead leaves / Spilled coins (scale-invariant)
  • Any scene sharpness
Part 8: Imatest 5.0 & 5.1 New Features
  • Arbitrary charts
  • Database for storage of capture conditions
  • Test Manager
Part 9: Imatest IT (Industrial Testing)
  • EXE and DLL interfaces
  • Performance enhancement
  • Manufacturing test setup – preventing darkness and saturation
  • Pass/fail configuration
  • Parsing of outputs using JSON

Ready to join an upcoming class?