International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
The diffusion of mobile cameras and webcams is rapidly growing. Unfortunately, images produced by these kinds of sensors during the acquisition of human fingertips are very different from the images obtained by dedicated fingerprint sensors, especially as quality is concerned. At the present stage of the research, fingerprint biometrics can be successfully achieved in real-life applications only by using dedicated sensors and scanners. In the literature a paramount quantity of methods which are extremely effective in processing fingerprints obtained by classical sensors and procedures is presented. In this paper, the authors investigate new techniques to suitably process the camera images of fingertips in order to produce images which are as similar as possible to the ones coming from dedicated sensors.