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= Description =
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KOST-Simy is a Java-based application for automated visual comparison of BMP, JPEG, JP2, TIFF, GIF, PNG, and PDF/A respectively PDF files with an integrated JPEG or JP2 file. It is an open source application under a GPL v3+ licence. KOST-Simy uses unmodified components of other manufacturers by embedding them directly into the source code.
=== Funtional Principle ===
KOST-Simy complies with the following requirements.
PDF and PDF/A: Using iText KOST-Simy extract the JPEG or JP2 image so then the normal image-comparison can be performed.
* '''Image comparison:''' KOST-Simy performs a visual comparison of two images using [[ImageMagick|ImageMagickCompare]]. KOST-Simy evaluated the intermediate result further and then displayed the result.
* '''PDF and PDF/A:''' Using [[IText|iText]] KOST-Simy extract the JPEG or JP2 image so then the normal image-comparison can be performed.
The results (including deviations, which are outside the tolerances) are output and written to a log file. In addition, the mask with the deviations is stored in the log directory.
=== Third-party applications ===
KOST-Simy uses unmodified components of other manufacturers by embedding them directly into the source code. Users of KOST-Simy are requested to adhere to these components ‘terms of licence.
* KOST-Simy performs a visual comparison of two images using [[ImageMagick|ImageMagickCompare]].
* To extract the JPEG and JP2 images from PDF/A the [[IText|iText library]] is used.
=== Read Me & Download ===
The KOST-Simy application is used for Compare Images. At the moment BMP, JPEG, JP2, TIFF, GIF, PNG and the included JPEG- and JP2-Files in PDF-Files are supported.
KOST-Simy, Copyright (C) 2015 Claire Roethlisberger (KOST-CECO).
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; see GPL-3.0_COPYING.txt for details.
You can download KOST-Simy under https://github.com/KOST-CECO/KOST-Simy/releases or http://kost-ceco.ch/cms/index.php?kost_simy_de. For installation-instructions check the [http://github.com/KOST-CECO/KOST-Simy/releases manual (DE/FR/EN)].
=== Future ===
=== Feedback & Issues ===
Feedback about KOST-Simy is very welcome at http://github.com/KOST-CECO/KOST-Simy/issues or kost-val[at]kost-ceco.ch
= User Experiences =
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All development activity is visible on GitHub: http://github.com/KOST-CECO/KOST-Simy/commits
=== Release Feed ===
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=== Activity Feed ===
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