In this paper a novel and modern method of image quality analysis is presented; Delta. We are moving quality analysis to the cloud, where the platform can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. You can simply drag and drop the digital image(s) that include(s) the test target(s) on the website. It supports many target makes and models, opaque as well as transparent. The server will analyze the test target and report the results immediately, quantifying quality in terms of the guideline of your preference. The software is made to automatically detect which test target you have uploaded, and how to analyze it. The results are all stored in databases and available for later reference.Test target serial number readout is also incorporated. This means that when a QR-code is put on or near the test target, color values can be checked in reference to its own true values, instead of the values of the average test target. Because this whole system is web-based, we can take full advantage of its ease of use, accessibility, storage, databases, visualization and functionality. Verifying quality now literally takes less than a minute. Delta has been in use internally for one year, and has so far checked over 10.000 images. Now we are going to open up the system to anyone with a test target, in anticipation that it will bring us all closer to the ultimate digitization efficiency, quality and consistency.
Tim Zaman, "Moving Image Quality Analysis to the Cloud" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2012, 2012, pp 183 - 185, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2012.9.1.art00040