Image Enhancement of Finger Vein Patterns Based on the Guided Filter

  • Tao Zhan
  • Hui MaEmail author
  • Na Hu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 516)


To solve the problem that image enhancement of finger vein patterns based on traditional filtering methods fails to intuitively highlight the feature of edge protection, the experimental study model based on the guided filter is proposed. Through adding the comparison experiment between guided filter and bilateral filter, and doing the binary processing to the finger vein image after the process of the guided filtering and bilateral filtering, it can be found that some noises exist around the vein texture. In order to reduce or eliminate the interference, a traditional average filtering method is applied for denoising, which not only highlights the vein texture details but eliminates the interference in the post-processing, and at the same time, adjusting the filter parameters will cause a significant impact on the enhancement of finger vein image. A comparison experiment in false recognition rate between two filtering algorithms is conducted, and visual and numerical evaluations are performed on finger vein image after the process of enhancement and binarization; the result indicates that the guided filter has better edge protection feature and lower false recognition rate than the bilateral filter.


Processing Guided filter Finger vein image enhancement Bilateral filter Binary processing Median filter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Electronic EngineeringHeilongjiang UniversityHarbinChina

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