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Fingerprint Minutiae Viewer (FpMV)

Current Release:
FpMV : Release BETA 3.0

About

The Fingerprint Minutiae Viewer (FpMV) distribution is developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The goal of this software is to provide researchers a tool to view a fingerprint image with minutiae points overlaid on top of the fingerprint. The minutiae detection is based on "mindtct" application from the NIST Biometric Image Software (NBIS). This software is written using C#.

Highlights

  • Displays minutiae on a fingerprint image.
  • Image support: *.bmp, *.gif, *.jpg, *.png, *.raw, *.tif and *.wsq.
  • Supports Drag and Drop feature to load an image.
  • Supports zoom in, zoom out and panning on an image.
  • Displays the dimension of an image.
  • Displays the total minutiae detected by "mindtct".
  • Displays the minutiae based on user selected quality value.
  • Supports brightness feature that allows users to adjust the image brightness.
  • Supports contrast feature that allows users to adjust the image contrast.
  • Supports opacity feature that allows users to adjust the transparency of an image.
  • Supports opacity feature that allows users to adjust the transparency of fingerprint minutiae point(s)
  • Supports minutiae representation on both IAFIS and INICTS 378 format (M1).
  • Supports minutiae recalculate feature that recalculates all minutiae points based on the current image brightness and contrast setting.
  • Retrieves NFIQ score based on the current image brightness and contrast.

Screenshots

Some screenshots of the FpMV in action with fingerprint image. Click on the thumbnails for a detail image.

Successful loading of a fingerprint image.

success_fpmv

(797 x 892 PNG, ~330KB)

Display minutiae based on minutiae quality value

qualityMin

(797 x 892 PNG, ~359 KB)

Zoom in

zoomin

(797 x 892 PNG, ~249 KB)

Zoom out

zoomout_fpmv

(797 x 892 PNG, ~110 KB)

Panning

panning_fpmv

(797 x 892 PNG, ~145 KB)

Opacity of a fingerprint Image

opacity_image_fpmv

(797 x 892 PNG, ~244 KB)

Opacity of minutiae points

opacity_min_fpmv

(797 x 892 PNG, ~349 KB)

Adjust brightness and contrast

brightness_contrast

(797 x 892 PNG, ~258KB)

Support

Thank you for your interest in using the FpMV software. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide individual support for this software, but do welcome comments for improvement.

License

This software was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST) by employees of the Federal Government in the course of their official duties. Pursuant to Title17 Section 105 of the United States Code, this software is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain. NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for use by other parties of its source code or open source server, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.

Disclaimer

Specific hardware and software products identified in this open source project were used in order to perform technology transfer and collaboration. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, nor does it imply that the products and equipment identified are necessarily the best available for the purpose. 

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