Imatest provides customers with software, charts and equipment to meet and exceed image quality testing standards.

Imatest gives companies the right tools to test their image capture technology and has been a leader in image quality testing for over 10 years. Whether it’s still shots or video, visible light or infrared, Imatest has helped businesses in a variety of industries, including mobile, automotivemedical and manufacturing.

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Test for a variety of image quality factors at once using over 30 popular test charts. Test everything from sharpness, distortion, color, illumination and more.
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Ensure manufacturing outcomes meet product design requirements. Automate analysis modules to efficiently analyze image quality in testing environments.
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Automatic image acquisition provides real-time analysis of image quality parameters to speed up the testing process. Remove the need to process individual images.
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Integrate Imatest's software library with factory or lab control systems to refine image quality parameters without having to deal with multiple licenses or computers.
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Image Quality Testing for Webcams

Webcams are an increasingly vital tool for working remotely and staying connected with friends and loved ones. As such, webcam sales have experienced significant growth. We all know good and bad quality images when we see them, but quantifying a camera’s performance is critical for making design choices, sourcing components, and performing quality control. Developing these devices presents challenges common to the development of consumer cameras. (more…)

Correcting Misleading Image Quality Measurements

We discuss several common image quality measurements that are often misinterpreted, so that bad images are falsely interpreted as good, and we describe how to obtain valid measurements.

Sharpness, which is measured by MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) curves, is frequently summarized by MTF50 (the spatial frequency where MTF falls to half its low frequency value).

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Describing and Sampling the LED Flicker Signal

High-frequency flickering light sources such as pulse-width modulated LEDs can cause image sensors to record incorrect levels. We describe a model with a loose set of assumptions (encompassing multi-exposure HDR schemes) which can be used to define the Flicker Signal, a continuous function of time based on the phase relationship between the light source and exposure window. (more…)

Validation Methods for Geometric Camera Calibration

Camera-based advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) require the mapping from image coordinates into world coordinates to be known. The process of computing that mapping is geometric calibration. This paper provides a series of tests that may be used to assess the goodness of the geometric calibration

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Measuring camera Shannon information capacity with a Siemens star image

Shannon information capacity, which can be expressed as bits per pixel or megabits per image, is an excellent figure of merit for predicting camera performance for a variety of machine vision applications, including medical and automotive imaging systems.

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Verification of Long-Range MTF Testing Through Intermediary Optics

Measuring the MTF of an imaging system at its operational working distance is useful for understanding the system’s use case performance. (more…)

Imatest Releases Version 2020.1

Imatest, a global image quality testing solution provider, is pleased to announce Imatest 2020.1 that adds new features on top of the major enhancements made in version 5.2. This new release further enhances the software with stability updates and regular improvements. See the Imatest Change Log for details.

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Imatest EI Presentations Now Online

The research papers presented at this year’s Electronic Imaging Symposium (EI 2020) by Imatest engineers are now available. (more…)