|This photograph was damaged with extensive cracks and
|Using KADC's Digital ICE for flatbed scanners, the damage is
During the typical scanning
process, data is gathered through red, green and blue (RGB) channels.
The Digital ICE technology employs a proprietary methodology to
construct a map of defect data. The defect map contains information
about the strength and location of the surface defects. These defects
are subsequently removed from the digital image data, yielding an image
whose pristine detail is unaltered.
The three-channel RGB output
resulting from this process is like any other RGB image and can be used
by higher-level applications without any special accommodation by the
The key to success with this
defect correction solution is precise separation of the defects from
the underlying image. This is critical to avoid any blurring or other
alteration of the non-defective image data.