Fast Fingerprint Image Alignment

  • Jaspreet KourEmail author
  • M. Hanmandlu
  • A. Q. Ansari
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 166)


Fingerprint is one of the various modalities used in biometrics for authentication. An important issue, when designing a fingerprint–based biometric system / application is alignment of fingerprint images before feature extraction and matching. In this paper we present fingerprint alignment algorithm based on Principal Component Analysis (PCA). PCA based method is compared in terms of average time taken for fingerprint image alignment with the existing methods for fingerprint alignment. Experiments show that PCA based method is able to achieve alignment of fingerprint images in FVC2002 DB1A accurately and the algorithm is robust and fast.


Biometrics Fingerprint Alignment PCA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GCETNoidaIndia
  2. 2.IITNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Jamia Milia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

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