International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
Fingerprints, because of their uniqueness and other related characteristics, are the most widely used & highly accepted biometrics. Fingerprint biometric systems are either minutiae-based or pattern image based. The minutiae-based algorithms depends upon the local discontinuities in the ridge flow pattern and are used when template size is important while image-based matching algorithm uses both the micro and macro feature of a fingerprint and is used if fast response is required. A lot of research has been done in minutiae based fingerprint authentication systems that is why they are being widely used by both human experts and machines.