Capture Software for Cultural Heritage & Archives

iGuana capture software for cultural heritage & archives is an all-in-one digitization platform for libraries, archives, museums, universities, government, municipalities and other institutions. Our capture software, part of the iGuana iDM Software Suite, allows you to scan and digitize a wide range of cultural heritage & archive materials and process large amounts of images & metadata. It combines powerful tools in one user-friendly and intuitive system, including: image capture, processing & enhancement, classification, indexing, metadata extraction, export in various formats, process & capture flow management, quality control, project management, production statistics & monitoring.

If you are looking for a truly complete solution to digitize and preserve your archives & cultural heritage assets, the iGuana all-in-one capture software is for you.

Capture & Scanning

iGuana capture software allows you to scan and capture images from all kinds of scanners and devices, such as book scanners, multifunctionals, microfilm scanners, microfiche scanners, A4/A3 document scanners, wide format scanners, and other hardware. You can also automatically import already digitized images into the iGuana capture software for further processing. Examples of materials that you can digitize and process include:

  • Books & Ancient Tomes
  • Manuscripts & Scrolls
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Paintings & Sketches
  • Maps & Drawings
  • Photographs & Slides
  • Glass Plate Negatives
  • Damaged & Degraded Materials
  • Microfilm & Microfiche Archives
  • Objects & Artifacts
  • Letters & Postcards
  • Burial Records & Registers
  • Audio Visual Collections
  • 2D & 3D Materials
  • Numismatic Collections
  • Musical Scores

Scalable & Performant Capture Flow

You can design and configure different capture & process flows depending on the requirements of your project. Capture software guides operators through each individual step of the digitization process and controls what they can and cannot do. The entire capture flow can be automated and streamlined to maximize productivity and operator efficiency. The client-server & network topology of the iGuana iDM software platform allows you to easily scale the solution based on usage, volume and project size. All jobs and tasks are performed directly on the server. Moreover, it is possible to add as many servers as needed which results in unparalleled scalability and performance.

Image Processing & Enhancement

iGuana capture software allows you to perform manual or fully automatic image processing, editing, enhancement and optimization functions. Importantly, the software makes the whole experience seamless and easy for the operator. Operators do not require any special training or skills to use these powerful functions.

  • Cropping, Clipping & Splitting
  • Border Recognition & Removal
  • Page Orientation Detection
  • Margin Cleaning
  • Punch Hole Removal
  • Image Resizing & Resolution Adjustment
  • Book Curve Correction
  • Despeckling
  • Deskewing
  • Background Removal
  • Line & Dot Removal
  • Image Cleaning & Colour Enhancement
  • Operator Finger Removal
  • Text Dewarping
  • Blank Page Detection
  • Image Compression & Conversion
  • Stitching
  • Colour Management & ICC Colour Profiles
  • Article Recognition & Extraction
  • Perspective Remap
  • Area Removal
  • Moire Effect Removal
  • Achromatism Reduction
  • Adding Watermarks, Borders & Trim Marks

Classification, Indexing & Metadata Extraction

iGuana capture software comes with built-in technology to perform automatic or manual classification, indexing and extraction of metadata from captured images.

  • Manual Indexing
  • Unlimited Metadata Fields
  • Selection Lists
  • Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)
  • Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Multiple Data Types
  • Automatic Classification
  • Data & Format Normalization
  • Database Lookup
  • Form Recognition
  • 2D & 3D Barcode Recognition
  • QR Code Recognition
  • Support for Multiple Languages
  • Point & Click Indexing
  • Verification Rules
  • Customizable Validation Rules
  • Catalog Metadata Import
  • Dublin Core
  • Full Text Extraction


iGuana capture software offers virtually unlimited flexibility to choose preferred image and metadata file formats for export to back-end systems, databases, enterprise repositories, e-Depot, SharePoint, etc. For example, JPEG, TIFF, Exif, PDF, PDF/A, e-Pub, etc. for images, XML, METS, MODS, ALTO XML, IPTC, Dublin Core, CSV, etc. for metadata, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2 etc. for file verification.

Statistics, Monitoring & Quality Control

iGuana capture software offers a dashboard with an extensive set of reports that help administrators monitor system performance, control the work of operators and estimate production / project costs. You can generate all kinds of dynamic reports in real time by querying the database. You have full control over the content and design of these reports. This means you can easily generate important statistics, such as productivity statistics, operator statistics, volume statistics, quality control KPIs, and much more. The software also comes with features that allow quality supervisors to easily control image quality for compliance with the Metamorfoze and FADGI preservation imaging guidelines.

Capture Software Video

Download the iGuana Capture Software brochure here.

iGuana Digital Library

The iGuana Digital Library is a complete solution to bring your library online. Is your library looking for a reliable solution to digitize books, make them available online via a (subscription) portal and preserve them for the future? If so, iGuana can help!

Find out more about our Online / Internet Library here.

Digital Library solution from iGuana designed to help libraries bring their books online

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