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Image Quality of Archiving Systems Measured Using the UTT and Metamorfoze Guidelines
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2010.7.1.art00015  Published OnlineJanuary 2010

Predictable quality and constant quality are cost-reducing factors in a digitization workflow. This goes both for the digitization of paintings and the letters of Vincent van Gogh and for the mass digitization of newspapers, books and periodicals. Specifications and especially the Metamorfoze guidelines are designed for the digitization of all types of originals and guarantee a predictable and constant technical quality. The main principle of the Metamorfoze guidelines is “to measure is to know”. Measuring is objective and is carried out using technical test pattern and standardized algorithms. In the everyday digitization workflow, the UTT (Universal Test Target) incorporates all patterns and will replace all other technical targets. The UTT and the evaluation software available for it are designed to give a quick insight into the technical quality of an image and thus work time and cost reducing. The technical quality is measured using various ISO-standards and following the Metamorfoze guidelines. Partly due to the development of the UTT and the software, technical improvements have been implemented in the Metamorfoze guidelines. In this paper, we will discuss how to work with the UTT, the software and we will discuss the latest developments within the Metamorfoze guidelines.We will also discuss the use of the UTT by Zeutschel, scanner manufacturers, and the new UTT service of Image Engineering.

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Hans van Dormolen, Dietmar Wueller, "Image Quality of Archiving Systems Measured Using the UTT and Metamorfoze Guidelinesin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2010,  2010,  pp 76 - 80,

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