We are experts dedicated to education.

our team will help your staff learn the ins and outs of image quality testing and how to properly leverage imatest software to its full potential.

2020 Class Schedule:

March 24-25, 2020: Munich, Germany

May 19-20, 2020: Taipei, Taiwan

August 6-7, 2020: San Jose, CA

October 20-21, 2020: Seoul, South Korea

November 11-12, 2020: Shanghai, China



How our training programs work:

  • Two-day training courses offered throughout the year in the US and Asia.
  • Customized in-house training is available to select customers.
  • Discover the many factors that contribute to image quality and how to use Imatest to measure each factor.
  • Learn how to select test charts that are appropriate for the type of image quality factor that you’re testing.
  • Participants can ask questions and receive helpful answers that will allow them to best use the software.


Other Services:

A Guide to Image Quality Factors

Documentation on all Imatest Modules

Frequently Asked Questions

What students will learn:

  • Measuring key image quality factors using Imatest.
  • Understanding and interpreting Imatest output.
  • Avoiding common mistakes in applying Imatest.
  • An overview of how to set up and tailor your test lab for accurate measurements.
  • Selecting appropriate test charts.
  • Configuring options to achieve particular testing objectives.
  • Assessing overall image quality.
  • Automating tests for manufacturing quality control.
  • Balancing the tradeoff between yield and end-user satisfaction.


Two-Day Training Prices:

  • North America $1,100
  • Europe $1,500
  • China $700
  • Taiwan $800
  • Korea $1,000

or contact training@fsblqkh.cn for pricing on customized in-house training.

九州天下的网址companies that send 3-4 engineers to training will receive a 10% discount per person, and companies that send 5+ engineers will receive a 20% discount per person.

Register for a free Information Seminar that will take place before each non-US Training Course.


We recommend that you have some knowledge of the basic concepts of photography and optics (focal length, aperture, exposure, etc.) so you can fully understand the concepts we teach in the Imatest Training course.

Cambridge in Colour’s: 九州天下的网址 course is an excellent concise introduction to the key background material.


If you have the time we recommend Marc Levoy’s .


to focus your learning from marc levoy’s course, we have outlined the most relevant lectures to what you will learn in the imatest training course:

  •  – Introduction and Image Formation
  • – Optics I: Lenses and Apertures
  • – Optics II: Practical Photographic Lenses
  • – Autofocus and Exposure Metering (AF and AE)
  • – Sampling and Pixels
  • – Photons and Sensors
  • – Noise and ISO, Image Stabilization
  • – Color I: Trichromatic Theory
  • – Color II: Applications in Photography
  • – Light and Reflection
  • – In-camera Image Processing
  • – Panoramas


We also recommend that you review our Image Quality Factors series for a background in the key factors that determine image quality.



Detailed Schedule

spend two informative days learning how to test key image quality factors in imatest to benefit your company.

Day 1

Part 1: Introduction and imaging Concepts
  • Company background
  • Raw files & raw conversion
  • Gamma, color spaces
  • Sharpness and noise introduction
Part 2: Image Quality Factors & Test Lab
  • Image quality factors
  • Common operations: File & region selection
  • Test Lab Construction
  • Settings stored in imatest.ini, used for controlling IT
  • Summary of modules
Part 3: SFRplus and Settings Overview
  • SFRplus demo
  • module summary
Part 4: Tonal Response and Color
  •  Stepchart
  • Flare / Veiling glare
  • Dynamic range post-processor
  • Contrast Resolution
  • Colorcheck – measure 24-patch X-Rite Colorchecker
  • Multicharts – measures several standard color charts
Part 5: Distortion and Nonuniformity
  • Distortion
  • Light falloff and color nonuniformity measurement with Uniformity and Uniformity-Interactive
  • Blemish Detect

Day 2

Part 6: Detailed Sharpness measurements
  • SFR (Slanted-edge Spatial Frequency Response)
  • Batchview
  • MTF Compare Transfer functions & deconvolution
  • Sharpening – Introduction and Standardized sharpening
  • Slanted-edge algorithm – ISO-12233 and enhancements
  • SQF – Subjective Quality Factor (Acutance)
Part 7: Rescharts – Interface for interactive sharpness measurements
  • SFR & SFRplus
  • Star Chart (Siemens Star)
  • Log Frequency
  • Log F-Contrast
  • Wedge
  • Random – Dead leaves / Spilled coins (scale-invariant)
  • Any scene sharpness
Part 8: Imatest 5.0 & 5.1 New Features
  • Arbitrary charts
  • Database for storage of capture conditions
  • Test Manager
Part 9: Imatest IT (Industrial Testing)
  • EXE and DLL interfaces
  • Performance enhancement
  • Manufacturing test setup – preventing darkness and saturation
  • Pass/fail configuration
  • Parsing of outputs using JSON

Ready to join an upcoming class?