Image Quality Analysis

Silver Bullet – Image Quality Analysis (IQA)

The point-of-capture check image quality solution

“I had someone bring me a check today that came out almost completely black when scanned in bitonal with the older version. When I scanned it using the new binarization, it came out perfectly readable with clear black text and white background. Very impressive improvement!”

Dan Querciagrossa | iQ Credit Union

Silver Bullet’s Ranger Image Quality Analysis (IQA) software merges the FSTC and ANSI X9B standards for check scanning quality assurance at point-of-capture.


Silver Bullet’s IQA software is a standard part of its Check21 Toolkit. The Check21 Toolkit allows banks and other financial institutions to mix and match check scanning software and hardware to suit their needs. Ranger software is presently on thousands of check scanners, allowing many check image quality problems to be detected at the source.


 The IQA software is already included in Ranger.

Why use Ranger IQA?

Reduces cost and processing time associated with centralized IQA solutions by detecting check image quality defects at point of capture.

Easy rescan or exception processing will save hundreds of dollars per scanner annually in exception processing costs.

Silver Bullet IQA Image Quality Test List


1. Undersize Image
2. Oversize Image
3. Below Minimum Compressed Image Size
4. Above Maximum Compressed Image Size
5. Excessive Document Skew
6. Image Too Light
7. Image Too Dark
8. Horizontal Streaks Present in the Image
9. Folded or Torn Document Corners
10. Folded or Torn Document Edges
11. Document Framing Error
12. Excessive Spot Noise in the Image
13. Front-Rear Image Dimension Mismatch
14. Carbon Strip Detected

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