Resources

Tutorials & Papers


End-to-End Imaging Workflow
Kenneth N. Fleisher, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2014

Optimizing Conformance to FADGI and Metamorfoze
Kenneth N. Fleisher, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2014

Targeting for Important Color Content: Near Neutrals and Pastels
Don Williams and Peter D. Burns, Proc. IS&T Archiving Conference, 2012

Image Stitching: Exploring Practices, Software and Performance
Don Williams and Peter D. Burns, Proc. IS&T Archiving Conference, 2013

Measurement of Texture Loss for JPEG 2000 Compression
Peter D. Burns and Don Williams, Proc. SPIE Vol. 8293, Image Quality and System Performance IV, 2012

Adapting ISO 20462 Softcopy Quality Ruler Method for on-line Image Quality Studies
Peter D. Burns, Jonathan B. Phillips and Don Williams, Proc. SPIE Vol. 8653, Image Quality and System Performance X, 86530E-1, 2013


Cultural Heritage Imaging

What is an MTF? ... and why you should care?
Don Williams, RLG DigiNews. Feb 1998

Preparing for the Image Literate Decade
D. Williams and P.D. Burns, Proc. IS&T Archiving Conf., IS&T, 124-127, 2009

Imaging Performance Taxonomy
Proc. SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging Symposium, 2009, San Jose, CA

Measuring and Managing Digital Image Sharpening
Proc. IS&T 2008 Archiving Conference, pg. 89-93, Bern, Switzerland

Ten Tips for Maintaining Digital Image Quality
P. D. Burns and D. Williams, Proc. Archiving 2007 Conf., IS&T, 16-22, 2007

When Good Scanning Goes Bad: A Case for Enabling Statistical Process Control in Image Digitizing Workflows
Proc. IS&T 2006 Archiving Conference, Ottawa, Canada

Debunking of Specmanship: Progress on ISO/TC42 Standards for Digital Capture Imaging Performance
D. Williams, Proc. PICS Conf, Volume 7, Number 1, 2003


Digital Camera and Scanner Performance

A Pilot Study of Digital Camera Resolution Metrology Protocols Proposed Under ISO 12233, Edition 2
Don Williams Proc. SPIE, Image Quality and System Performance. 2010

The Array Scanner as Microdensitometer Surrogate: A Deal with the Devil or... a Great Deal?
Don Williams Proc. SPIE, Image Quality and System Performance. 2009

Color Inconstancy Index: A Proposal and Case Study for Consumer Digital Cameras
Don Williams, IS&T' PICS Conference, 181-184, 2002

Image Capture Simulation Using an Accurate and Realistic Lens Model
Ralph Short, Don Williams, and Andrew E.W. Jones, IS&T/SPIE Conference on Sensors, Cameras, and Applications, SPIE Vol. 3650, January 1999

Benchmarking of the ISO 12233 Slanted-edge Spatial Frequency Response Plug-in
Don Williams, Proc. IS&T PICS Conf. IS&T, 133-136, 1998

Distilling Noise Sources for Digital Capture Devices
Peter D. Burns and Don Williams, Proc. IS&T PICS Conf., pg. 132-136, 2001

Refined Slanted-Edge Measurement for Practical Camera and Scanner Testing
Peter D. Burns and Don Williams, Proc. IS&T PICS Conf., pg. 191-195, 2002

Low-Frequency MTF Estimation for Digital Imaging Devices Using Slanted Edge Analysis
Don Williams and Peter D. Burns, Proc. SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging Symposium, SPIE vol. 5294, pg. 93-101, 2004

Human-Readable Preservation of Digital Images to Microfilm
Don Williams and Peter D. Burns, Proc. IS&T Archiving Conf., pg. 183-186, IS&T, 2004

Scanners for Analytic Print Measurement – the devil in the details
Eric K. Zeise, Don Williams, Peter D. Burns and William C. Kress Proc. SPIE Vol. 6494, Image Quality and System Performance IV, 64940L, 2007

Sampling Efficiency in Digital Camera Performance Standards
Peter D. Burns and Don Williams, Proc. SPIE Vol. 6808, 2008

Applying and Extending ISO/TC42 Digital Camera Resolution Standards to Mobile Imaging Products
D. Williams and P. D. Burns, Proc. SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging Symposium, SPIE, Vol. 6494, 2007

Identification of Image Noise Sources in Digital Scanner Evaluation
P. D. Burns and D. Williams, Proc. SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging Symposium, SPIE, Vol. 5294, 114-123, 2004

Diagnostics for Digital Capture Using MTF
D. Williams and P. D. Burns, Proc. PICS Conf., 227-232, IS&T, 2001

Slanted-Edge MTF for Digital Camera and Scanner Analysis
P. D. Burns, Proc. PICS Conf., IS&T, 135-138, 2000

Using Slanted-Edge Analysis for Color Registration Measurement
P. D. Burns and D. Williams, Proc. PICS Conf., IS&T, 51-53, 1999

Software


Image Science Associates offers free software for the Preservation Microfilm targets as well as some “starter” software for learning analysis techniques. Standard measures of imaging performance are reported: MTF/SFR, OECF, image noise, color misregistration and more.

If you have not installed any of the free software from Image Science Associates, you will need to install the run time library. To do this please request a username and password.

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If you have already used software from this site, the latest version is available here:

SFR Analyzer™ Technical Brochure
Download our technical brochure for a more detailed description of the SFR Analyzer Kit.

Configure GoldenThread for Multiple Workstations
See how to set up a multi-workstation site with a single version of GoldenThread.

GoldenThread Information Brochure
Download our 12-page brochure for more information about GoldenThread test targets and metrics.

35 mm Preservation Microfilm Scanner Evaluation Software
For use with the film test targets (PMT1 and PMT2).

ImCheck Software
For analysis of OECF and edge SFR evaluation for scanners and cameras.

SFRedge Software
Reference edge analysis for digital camera and scanner evaluation standards being organized by I3A.