A High Quality Scanner and Good Technique are Required
A must read if you're responsible for enrolling subjects into an AFIS
When a person’s fingerprints are enrolled into an AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System), it is important that the images captured include good contrast between the ridges and the furrows. This is especially important when collecting fingerprints that may be used to properly identify criminals. And on a more practical level, it costs time and money when the receiving AFIS (such as the FBI) won’t accept the fingerprints due to low quality.
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