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ALANIS BIQE

ALANIS BIQE (Batch Image Quality Enhancer)

It is a powerful and versatile software, designed to solve a wide range of digitization tasks from document scanning through image post processing to OCR. The software is applicable for digitization of books, office documents, periodicals, wide-format documents and so on).
Batch Image Quality Enhancer will convert your library or archive to digital including text recognition with use of Tesseract engine.

Program features:

  • Neat and simple user interface facilitates image processing handling. All features are accessible via an intuitive user interface and it does not take a lot of time to master the software as opposed to the majority of image processing products.
  • BIQE has more than 30 easily combined image processing functions available in individual and batch modes for reaching desired results in each case. To name a few:
 ♦ Spread splitting. This function allows automatic splitting of two-page scans into separate pages. User can configure size and position of cropping frames, which are placed on each scan according to automatically detected book spine line. It can solve most of the scan cropping problems. It’s worth noting that spread splitting can be done at any step of scan processing, not only at the first step.

♦ Floating fixed cropping. The filter’s curious name describes its functions quite precisely. Cropping size is fixed for all pages of a batch but the position of the cropping frame not fixed and is calculated for each image in the batch individually. The filter has 2 modes of application:
1. Content. The cropping frame is positioned off the center of automatically detected print area on each page. This mode is used for cropping within document borders with guaranteed preserving of page contents.
2. Page. The cropping frame is positioned off the center of automatically detected page borders. This mode is used for cropping in cases when you need to include page borders in the results.

♦ Perspective correction. The filter restores correct proportions of documents, which have trapezoid distortions appearing in situations of taking pictures at an angle It is especially actual for pictures of documents taken by digital cameras and mobile device cameras.

♦ Text dewarping. The filter fixes nonlinear distortions of text lines on page that were scanned in non-flat position. Unlike majority of analogs this filter successfully manages to fix distortions on multicolumn text and on pages with small amount of text and mostly filled with graphic elements.

♦ Fingers masking. The filter masks scanning operator fingers that got in the way of scanning or page holding devices in the page margins. Masking is done with average page background color, so it is virtually traceless.

♦ Despeckling. The filter despeckles the image while keeping graphics areas intact. In filter settings you can specify the minimal or maximal size of image block in pixels to be excluded from processing.

♦ Lightness equalization and removing glare. These filters are irreplaceable for correction of lighting on images especially taken by photo technique and mobile device cameras.

♦ Margins cleaning. The filter allows producing a document with clean margins and intact print area from virtually any unprocessed document scan (by suppressing all parts outside of document borders along with stripes and speckles on margins).

♦ Illustrations enhancement. The filter is designed to enhance visual quality of pictures with low contrast and fine details readability. The issues might be caused by photo exposure problems, scanning settings or source print quality. The filter balances contrast to optimal values and pulls the most details even out of foggy or blurry images.

♦ Manual correction tools. This set of drawing tools is intended for application on individual pages, when there is a need to accurately mask or remove undesirable objects, for example stains, blurs, tearings. Tools (block, straight line, freehand brush) allow retouching of any document as smoothly as possible.

Besides there are exposition adjustment tool (brightness, contrast and so on), for image rotation and color depth modification tools.

⇒ Processing control with roll back function at each step of processing

⇒ Batch/individual processing/quality control

⇒ Reuse of processing settings (profiles)

⇒ A wide range of one-page and multipage export file formats

⇒ Comprehensive support of PDF format both on input and output

⇒ Export of produced results to several formats at the same time. Supported export file formats are XML, ALTO XML, BMP,GIF, JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, TIFF, PDF, PDF/A


System requirements:

In order to successfully install and run the application please make sure the system meets the requirements listed below.

Recommended hardware requirements:
Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 2.80 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 4 Gb or more
HDD: 1 Tb or more

Software requirements:
OS: Windows 7/8/10/2008/2012 x64 only
.Net Framework: 4.5
Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 x86 / x64 Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package x86 / x64

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