Image Data Entry entails translation of scanned images to a desired format. Primarily of two types- online and offline, it usually comes in form of huge volumes of work. In case of an Image Data Entry project, after getting specific requirements from the consumers via fax and emails, the service providers process their requests, sending the images in their coveted formats. However, attention has to be paid to the quality of images and confidentiality of data has to be rigorously maintained.
Image Data Entry services are usually executed by highly skilled and competent professionals. When the project is still at its nascent stage, two or three professionals, simultaneously working at two terminals, suffice. They are usually responsible for keying in the images into the software that work in conjunction with industry standard imaging tools. If any discrepancy or mismatch occurs, during entry, the software immediately identifies it and responds accordingly, which entails sending the end-user an alert and prompting him/her to take instantaneous action.
If no mismatch is spotted, the data is stored in the software and undergoes a strict quality check to guarantee its impeccable accuracy. Organizations usually deploy advanced, high-speed scanners to ensure superior image quality and images can be scanned into a variety of digitized formats such as RTF, TIFF, PDF, GIF and JPEG. The scanned images are either submitted to consumers via CDs or are uploaded to FTP servers.
There are many Image Data Entry softwares available in the market that are platform independent and can run on any operating system. They enable data entry operators to adeptly and clearly delineate specific zones within a bigger image, while simultaneously shedding light on multiple zones. They also help set resolution on individual zones within an image and allow operators to zoom and pan an on-screen image at their own discretion.