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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Imatest Master
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.
Imatest Industrial Testing (IT)
Ensure manufacturing outcomes meet product design requirements. Automate analysis modules to efficiently analyze image quality in testing environments.
Imatest Image Acquisition
Automatic image acquisition provides real-time analysis of image quality parameters to speed up the testing process. Remove the need to process individual images.
Imatest Ultimate
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.
Our complete software suite offers you the right tools for the job
Imatest Master

Master

Optimize image quality testing

Imatest Ultimate

Ultimate

Refine test settings for real-time
results on one license

Imatest Industrial Testing

IT

Ensure outcomes meet
design requirements

Flexible testing solutions for development and production
Every industry has unique image quality factors and applications to consider
Get insights to the image quality factors that matter most to your camera system
Whether you need to test ultra-wide or macro lenses, we've got a testing solution
Test a variety of camera system components including sensors and autofocus
Increase oversight and traceability with solutions for several industry standards
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Understand components, modules and standards that are important to your industry testing needs.

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Introducing MTS-RM-NIR

The Imatest MTS Reflective Module integrates with our Modular Test Stand Base Module and one or both of the following lights:

This fixture provides the basic setup for a test lab to perform image quality tests with reflective lighting.

  • Easily and reliably illuminate reflective test charts for efficient testing and robust measurements.
  • High-quality hardware allows you to effortlessly position the LED lights
  • Angle and position markers help you record light bank locations for future testing. 

 

The Base Module, Target, KinoFlo or Metaphase Lights are sold separately from the Reflective Module.

Imatest Names a new Vice-Chairman

Imatest names Rémi Lacombe as Vice Chairman of Imatest LLC to guide our success in 2021 and beyond.

Rémi brings a wealth of experience in the imaging field, which will allow Imatest to better serve our partners and customers.

 

About Remi

Rémi brings extensive experience to the Imatest Vice Chairman role, leveraging more than 20 years of experience in general management, strategic deals, sales and marketing in the camera and software industry. Rémi is also the SVP Sales and Marketing of Sentons an ultrasonic touch company based in San Jose, CA. Before, Rémi guided DigiLens waveguide technologies into automotive HUD and Augmented Reality smart glasses. Prior to DigiLens, Rémi was VP of Sales and Marketing at InVisage Technologies Inc., an image sensor company acquired by Apple. Earlier in his career, Rémi designed DxO Labs’ imaging technologies into many smartphone devices creating and growing a business that was eventually sold to GoPro.

Rémi received his master’s degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University and holds Applied Science and Engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, both in Paris, France.

You can connect with Rémi via LinkedIn here.

Imatest Founder Norman Koren Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Imatest LLC Chief Technical Officer and Founder Norman Koren was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by AutoSens during the latest AutoSense-Detroit.  In a sparkling virtual ceremony, Norman remarked:

“Thank you all for this unexpected honor, which I appreciate all the more because everyone on the short list is outstandingly qualified. My work in imaging is actually my second career, which I started it when I was sixty. It’s been a real honor to help the industry improve the quality of a wide variety of cameras and a pleasure to get to know some amazing people along the way.”

Real-time focusing with Imatest Master direct data acquisition

Speed up your testing with real-time focusing in Imatest Master 2020.2.

Recent speed improvements allow for real-time focusing and allow users to analyze images from two types of sources:

Although the majority of images traditionally analyzed by Imatest have been from files (JPG, PNG, etc.), three modules, which can perform a majority of Imatest’s analyses, support direct data acquisition, and can be used for realtime analysis.

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Imatest Releases Version 2020.2

Imatest Version 2020.2 adds several new features to Imatest Master and Imatest IT, including Improvements in Calculation Speed, Uniformity Statistics based on EMVA 1288 Standards, Uniformity measurements from ISO 17957:2015, IT For Mac OS, and Tunable Checkerboard Detection. (more…)

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…)