Date Added: Dec 2009
This paper describes an efficient fingerprints identification technique which uses a gray level watershed method to find out the ridges present on a particular fingerprint image. Fingerprint system is an important biometric technique for personal identification. The metric used for performance of identification techniques are directly scanned fingerprints or inked impression of fingerprints. These parameters are applied to gray level water shed method. For better accuracy in matching the images 5 level decomposition of matching is performed. These parameters perform better in comparing the resultant fingerprints. When tested on a database of 7 images this system is faster and more accurate to analyze the fingerprints matching process.