IIIT-D Multi-sensor Optical and Latent Fingerprint (MOLF)

IIIT-D MOLF database has 19,200 fingerprints collected using from 100 subjects using five different capture methods: (i) Lumidigm Venus IP65 Shell, (ii) Secugen Hamster-IV, (iii) CrossMatch L-Scan Patrol, (iv) Latent fingerprints, and (v) simultaneous latent fingerprints lifted using black powder dusting process. The details of the database are given below:

Sample Images


The database is organized in six folders - DB1, DB2, DB3, DB3_A, DB4, DB5. ALl fingerprints are available in compressed WSQ format and in uncompressed BMP format. The total size of the database in WSQ is 600 MB and in BMP format is 21.2 GB. The image size of fingerprints in different subsets of the database and the nomenclature used for naming the images are shown in the table below:


This database is available only for research and educational purpose and not for any commercial use. If you use the database in any publications or reports, you must refer to the following paper:
  • A. Sankaran, M. Vatsa and R. Singh, Multisensor Optical and Latent Fingerprint Database, IEEE Access, 2015.
  • Download

  • WSQ Format: MOLF Database (548MB)
    (CRC: E4AD31E7, MD5: 253b6e27e6c8ddeef22944a4a29cdf39 , SHA-1: D7778CE6FBD86A6C94FD77C890E79A4460D8A2EC)

  • To obtain the password for the compressed file, email the duly filled license agreement to databases@iab-rubric.org with the subject line "License agreement for MOLF Database".
    NOTE: The license agreement has to be signed by faculty members or equivalent. It is not possible to accept license agreements signed by students and temporary researchers.

    The dataset is also available in BMP format (21.2GB). The manual annotation of latent fingerprint is also available. Please write to databases@iab-rubric.org to be able to gain access to these data.