Little comparison of barcode recognition components
to get a little impression on the recognition quality of our barcode library (called Project Bamby) we decided to compare the recognition rate of several publicly available commercial and non-commercial barcode recognition tools/libraries.
For evaluation we’ve chosen 30 different sample images with variable recognition difficulty and tested wheter the different components are able to locate and decode the barcode.
These images can be viewed by clicking on the image number on the left side of the table below.
To save space we denote the different components with letters from A to K whereas
- A = Project Bamby (this Project)
- B = Next Step’s Indigo Barcode Reader
- C = DTK Barcode Reader
- D = ImagesInfo Barcode Reader
- E = EYM Barcode Reader
- F = Tasman Barcode Reader
- G = BarcodeVision Barcode reader
- H = Softek Barcode Reader
- I = Aspose Barcode Reader
- J = Atalasoft DotImage Barcode Reader Demo
And finally a small chart that shows an overall recognition rate comparison including false positives.
The results may be a little bit biased towards Project Bamby as some of the pictures we used to compare are the same used while developing. Therefore this library may have a little advantage (although we cannot imagine very different images that may not be recognized).