LTU Engine V 5.0- User Guide

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Abstract

The document has been designed for users of LTU engine 5.0. The goal of this document is to explain in detail the user functionalities of the browser-based interface.


1. Introduction
1. LTU Technologies Contacts
2. Reference Documents
2. Generalities
1. Requirements
2. Login
3. Welcome page
4. Main navigation menu
5. Icons
5.1. Image Bar
5.2. Top bar
5.3. Object details
6. Back and forward button
3. System administration
1. Configuration
1.1. System configuration
1.2. Repository configuration
2. User rights management
2.1. Users administration
2.2. Profiles administration
2.3. Groups administration
3. Process monitoring (Linux only)
3.1. Summary
3.2. Status reset
3.3. Logs
3.4. Alerts
3.5. Activation
4. Content Administration
1. Image Enrollment
1.1. Launch Image enrollment application
1.2. Login
1.3. Load images
1.4. Fill form
1.5. Enroll images in database
1.6. Delete an image
1.7. Data Management
1.7.1. Edit / View tools
1.7.2. Objects types
1.7.3. Single object visualization / edition
1.7.4. Multiple objects visualization / edition
1.7.5. Create objects
1.7.6. Unused objects
5. Content Search
1. Quick search
2. Advanced Search
2.1. Image and metadata search
2.2. Name a query
2.3. Browse content
2.4. Search results
6. My Workspace
1. Preferences
1.1. Preferences > Options
1.2. My Workspace > Projects
1.3. Preferences > Homepage
2. My projects
2.1. My Workspace > My Projects
3. Search history
4. Clipboard
7. Create search reports with AutoScan
1. Installation
2. Launching AutoScan
3. Create an AutoScan search report from uploaded image folder
4. Create an AutoScan search report from a XML file
5. Autoscan search task
6. Autoscan settings
7. Autoscan sample report
8. MD5 search
9. Export search results
1. Export a project
1.1. Export a project in LTU format
1.2. Export a project as a zip file
1.3. Export a project as Mircrosoft Word document
1.4. Export a project as a Microsoft Excel file
2. Export an AutoScan report
2.1. Export an AutoScan report in LTU format
2.2. Export an AutoScan report as a zip file
2.3. Export an AutoScan report as Microsoft Word document
2.4. Export an AutoScan report as Microsoft Excel file
3. Export result of MD5 search
3.1. Export MD5 search result in LTU format
3.2. Export MD5 search result as zip file
3.3. Export MD5 search result as Microsoft Word document
3.4. Export MD5 search result as Microsoft Excel file
10. Volume export
1. MD5 export
2. XML export
11. Diagnostic tools
12. Online help
A. Color Query Demo
B. Fine Comparison Demo

Chapter 1. Introduction

The document has been designed for users of LTU engine 5.0. The goal of this document is to explain in detail the user functionalities of the browser-based interface.

1. LTU Technologies Contacts

Please contact support@LTUtech.com for any questions.

2. Reference Documents

Table 1.1. Reference documents

LTU-ENG-5.0-AGLTU engine 5.0 Administration Guide

Chapter 2. Generalities

You can enter the LTU engine web-based interface on your server at the following URL:

http://<server_address>:8005/

1. Requirements

The following table summarizes the minimum client system requirements to access LTU engine 5.0.

Table 2.1. Client system requirements

Operating SystemCentOS 5, Debian 5, Debian 6, Windows server 2003 and Windows server 2008. Support by default 64bits Operating systems.
Memory2 Gbytes
BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Firefox 1.5 or higher.
Java Plug-InSun Java 2 JRE, Standard Edition v 1.4.2 or newer (1.5 recommanded).

2. Login

For security reasons access to this application is protected. Each user has to log in at the beginning of a session.

During a session if you need to log as another user, click on:

This will initiate another session.

After 30mn of inactivity, you will have to log again (same session). This setting can be changed.

3. Welcome page

When a user logs in the system, the homepage presents default access to the last accessed repository. Additional information on this repository is provided, for instance on the user's projects relative to this particular repository.

To avoid user confusion on the repository that is currently accessed, the home page is the only page where the user can change repository.

Note

The menu may not offer all the choices based on the user rights, defined inUser administration.

4. Main navigation menu

The top of each page includes a menu that allows navigation between the main features.

Table 2.2. Main navigation menus and sub-menus


Note

The menu Reports > Autoscan is a dynamic menu which is created when an Autoscan search report is available.

Note

The menu My Workspace (not available by default) > My Projects is a dynamic menu which is available when a project has been created.

The homepage provides a synthetic view of main options. Click:

to get the view.

5. Icons

Compared to previous releases, LTU engine now comes with many new icons that are easy to remember. Here are tables that summarize all correspondences.

5.1. Image Bar

To display the icons on the image bar, you must drag the mouse on it.

Table 2.3. Icons

Display image properties
Bouncing with color
Bouncing with color and shape
Bouncing with shape
Find related...
MD5 presence indicator
IPTC metadata presence indicator
EXIF metadata presence indicator

5.2. Top bar

Table 2.4. Icons (cont.)

Homepage
Find related...
Quit LTU engine
Edit
Select all
Delete
Select in page
View as...
Copy to clipboard
Refresh
Save in project...
Print
Quick search
Export as...
Go back
Go back to action of the list
Go forward
Go forward to the action of the list

5.3. Object details

Table 2.5. Icons (cont.)

Object details
Print
Edit
Delete

Table 2.6. Icons (cont.)

Expands the row
Move down
Move up
Run the query
Matching sequence
See full-size of uploaded image
Calendar
With metadata
Without metadata
With keyword
Without keyword
Home
Close

6. Back and forward button

The user interface integrates navigation facilities for going back to previous significant user actions of the workflow and going forward to those actions that follow an action coming from the history list.

Once the user has made an action from the menu of the UI, the back button becomes active and permits going back to the previous user action (one step back or several steps back in case the user did more than one action). All previous actions compared to the current page are put into a list in reverse order (the latest action on the top). When the user clicks on one of the actions of this list, the list is actualized according to the current page that changes.

The below diagram illustrates entries of user actions that are in the history list of the back button:

Once the user has used the back button or has taken an action from the associated list to go back to an action, the forward button becomes active. Depending on the position of the step the user went back regarding the whole action sequence, it is possible to go one or several steps forward with the forward button. All actions that follow a given action compared to the different navigation steps the user did are put into the list of forward actions.

Here is an example of user actions in the list of the forward button:

Note

Everytime the user executes an action from the menu bar, the actions of the forward action list are put into the list of previous actions related to the back button. This behaviour is different from the behaviour of an internet browser where the list of forward actions is reinitialized.

Chapter 3. System administration

1. Configuration

Information about system and repository configuration is accessible from the menu System > Configuration.

1.1. System configuration

Information about system configuration concerns the database, the license and global settings.

Table 3.1. System configuration: Global.conf file


1.2. Repository configuration

Information about repository (image database) configuration concerns parameters related to the signature and the thresholds that have been defined.

The following pieces of information are given:

  • identifier of the repository

  • name and type of image signature (DNA)

  • activation of segmentation or not

  • thresholds for retrieval, clone, similarity and video matching

  • storage directories for signatures and images

  • server parameters

2. User rights management

LTU engine enables to define multiple users, profiles and groups with diverse rights to diverse image databases(repository).

Important

User, profile & group terminology

A User is an individual, that is allowed to use LTU engine.

A Profile is the set of rights assigned to a user. On each type of object (each view) in any repository, the Profile assigns read/write rights. These rights apply to group objects or all objects.

A Group is a community of users (to be defined in group administration).

An object is created by a user. It belongs to the group of the user, but this can be changed. User rights depend on profiles (not on groups) : depending on its profile, a user can see all objects or only the objects that belong to its group. If he can see all objects, he might :

  • edit all objects

  • or edit objects of its group

  • or not be able to edit anything.

Some users may have all rights (administrator profile, for example, which is a "Super User").

Group management : it is forbidden to delete a group. The explanation is that group data is not stored in the main database, but in separate files. This point will evolve in future releases, but for now, please define your groups carefully.

LTU engine's databases are separated in terms of image DNA metadata structure and retrieval. Different users in relation with individual user rights can access them. For instance, user A can have access to repository 1, 2 and 4 whereas user B will only access repository 1 and 3.

2.1. Users administration

2.2. Profiles administration

For each view, administrator can define precisely the edit / browse rights of users on objects.

2.3. Groups administration

3. Process monitoring (Linux only)

Please see LTU engine Administration Guide for complete information on process monitoring.

Following are the screen snapshots of this area.

3.1. Summary

3.2. Status reset

3.3. Logs

3.4. Alerts

3.5. Activation

Chapter 4. Content Administration

1. Image Enrollment

Image enrollment can be done with image enrollment tool from LTU engine User Interface if the number of images to be enrolled at one time does not exceed the number of 10.000. Otherwise, you can use a batch tool made available by LTU (addDirectory.pl in [install_dir]/tools/perl). For further information, please contact ltu support at support@ltutech.com.

1.1. Launch Image enrollment application

This page allows the user to enroll images from a directory and its sub-directories. It is organized in three sections:

  • Selection of the image directory

  • Form for information fields

  • Status of enrollment process

The Image Enrollment function is available as a Java application. Click on Launch Enrollment Application. If you don't have pre-installed the application, you can download and install it from :

Access page to the Image Enrollment Application:

Note

This application uses Java Web Start 1.2. This package must be installed on your machine.

1.2. Login

For security reasons, LTU engine will ask you for your login/password. Since adding images is critical for the integrity of the LTU engine content, such login will enable to check which database you can access as a content administrator.

Table 4.1. Image enrollment tool

Image EnrollmentLoginDatabase selection for adding images

1.3. Load images

The first step of the enrollment process is to select a directory of images for enrollment. This is done by selecting the "..." button at the top of the page and selecting the desired directory.

Note

1 You can also directly type the directory path in the edit box.

Note

2 The default installation of the LTU engine server contains a maximum image file size limitation. The default value is 17 megabytes, any images over that will not be indexed unless the setting is updated (please notify your database administrator to increase 'http.max.post.size' in ltu_global_conf table).

After the directory is selected, hit OK and then the Explore button to load the images in the java applet.

The application can load all images in subdirectories of the selected directory by checking the recursive check box.

During the exploration process, the applet will search for images already known by LTU engine. If an image is already in the image database, the image attributes and pre-defined text fields about this image are pre-entered in the corresponding fields for the new enrollment.

Select the image directory for image enrollment:

1.4. Fill form

Once the images are loaded you can enter visual and textual information for these images.

A thumbnail of the current image is displayed at the top left of the form (the supported image format are: jpg, jpeg, bmp, png, gif, tiff, tif even though not all of them are displayable). The name, the rank of the current image and the total number of images are also displayed with the thumbnail. To navigate through images, you can use the arrows or the "jump to" box. Hit the right arrow to go to the next image, the left arrow to go to the previous image, the double right arrow to go 10 images forward, or the double left arrow to go 10 images backward. Enter a number in the jump to box and hit Enter key to directly go to this image. To deselect an image from enrollment, select the Do not enroll this image check box.

For each image you can fill fields like Author or Category.

Certain fields are unique to each image; they appear in italic. This means that there cannot be multiple occurrences of the same image with the same value for these fields. If you do enroll an image with such a combination, the information will simply be replaced (you can see this information in the status bar at the bottom of the page during the enrollment).

It is possible to apply a field value to all images by checking off the check box in front of each field (visual and textual). Some fields can be automatically pre-entered.

Image attributes and metadata information form:

1.5. Enroll images in database

When you are ready to enroll all the images, select File > Enroll.

The enrollment process responds differently depending on the images encountered:

  • When the image is new to the LTU engine, it is added along with its visual and textual information.

  • If the image already exists in LTU engine and the unique fields entered have the same values as the existing one, the textual information are replaced.

  • And finally, if the image already exists in LTU engine but the unique fields entered have different values from the existing one, its image attributes are updated and its textual information is completed with the new one.

A progress bar displays the amount of images treated. Under the progress bar a status line gives more information:

  • Number of new images enrolled.

  • Number of new record added (same image, different mandatory fields).

  • Number of update record (same image, same unique fields).

  • Number of errors. Due to network problem for example.

Note

The application will flag the user and will not enroll any image if the mandatory information fields are empty.

The user is not allowed to modify data during the enrollment. The only allowed action is the Stop button that stops the image enrollment (Already enrolled images remain in LTU engine).

1.6. Delete an image

If you want to delete an image, you have to prior delete its associated metadata. It is, in fact, the reverse process of enrolling images.

1.7. Data Management

1.7.1. Edit / View tools

This action is available from any result or navigation page where the symbol is displayed near an object.

Note

The following feature is only accessible to users with content administration privileges.

A new window will open that enables to view the complete information related to the object and to modify it.

Note

The following icon enables to open a printer-friendly browser window:

1.7.2. Objects types

Two terms are introduced here:

  • Object type: type of data handled by the relational model of the LTU engine database (e.g. Author).

  • Object: individual content of an object type (e.g. Name of an Author).

The menu File enables 3 main actions on object types:

  • Create new objects

  • View existing objects

  • View unused objects

1.7.3. Single object visualization / edition

An object with an image is the central type of object within LTU engine. In the presented data model, it is called an Asset. The Asset features an image with associated textual information. Such textual information can either be free text related to the image or another object coming from the data model.

Click on the following button to edit object:

Note

The views can be defined in any manner upon configuration of LTU engine.

There are several views possible (list or in details). The access panel to these views :

1.7.4. Multiple objects visualization / edition

The user has the possibility to manipulate several objects at once. It is possible to edit several objects in a pop-up window where the user select the attribute to set in all selected object. The same mechanism is used for massive deletion. These features are eased by the Select all in set checkbox that complete the Select all in page one.

Table 4.2. Icons

Select all
Select in page

Example : select images in page. Click on find related record icon. Then click on to edit object icon. To apply data changes to all selected objects:

A confirmation message before proceeding (deletion or editing);

Table 4.3. Delete confirmation message


A progress bar will show you the process;

If any error, you will get explanations :

If succeeding:

1.7.5. Create objects

For each of object types, the menu allows to create objects from the interface.

Note

The creation of object is automatically reflected in the image enrollment application, thus allowing using the richness of the data management module in the enrollment process.

Creating objects brings to LTU engine the knowledge of the data structure and the data relationship.

Note

Upon installation, it is recommended to design the data model so that the creation of objects is intuitive for content administrators (e.g. relative position of each object type on the menu).

1.7.6. Unused objects

An image has got associated metadata, in normal ways. Associated metadata can be erased or simply not existing (no investigation data) so that the image has no more associated data. It can be interesting in the investigation process to put in evidence the images that have no associated metadata (for example : no investigation yet).

Note

An object needs to be unused to be deleted. Otherwise, the relationships it has with other objects prevent the deletion.

Chapter 5. Content Search

1. Quick search

Click on the icon of magnifying glass in the top navigation bar opens the file browser. This permits you browsing folders and selecting an image that you can upload for an image search. Click on Open/Ouvrir uploads the selected image to LTU engine server and processes an image search.

2. Advanced Search

The image search section provides :

  • pure visual search capabilities without using the richness of the data management module.

  • metadata search, combined or not with image search.

2.1. Image and metadata search

This combined text and visual search allows expert searches within the content.

2.2. Name a query

You can easily name a query, and add it to a project.

The saved query can be accessed from the homepage:

2.3. Browse content

The menu enables to browse and navigate through the LTU engine database. It gives users an idea of the content that has been enrolled. From there, it is possible to launch image search queries within the database and sort the content by similarity. For example, select File > Browse > Photo. Find an image and find similar:

2.4. Search results

The search result page presents the list of matching objects (textual) and ranks the image database by similarity with respect to the query (visual).

Note

LTU engine memorizes the last user actions. When switching from one page to another, the query summary is always accessible to the user.

Add to clipboard option:

Note

Click once on the image to select it .

Chapter 6. My Workspace

The principle of My Workspace is to provide users with the capability to capitalize on their searches and use of LTU engine to store, comment and share information about retrieved content.

Note

By default, My Workspace is not available, please contact LTU to activate it.

1. Preferences

1.1. Preferences > Options

Change language and define or change passwords.

1.2. My Workspace > Projects

You can modify or delete an existing project and create a new one.

1.3. Preferences > Homepage

In the My Seeker > Preferences > Homepage view, you can configure some parameters of your homepage:

2. My projects

2.1. My Workspace > My Projects

A project is a user workspace to store images and searches. Many projects can be created, commented and shared through printer-friendly interface. It is possible to switch from one project to another.

Here is an example of a project that contains image results. There are no queries in this report.

My Seeker remembers the queries that are performed by a user. They are stored in My Seeker with summary information and possibility to re-run them. Queries can be found also in Objects > Search history.

User configurable reports: You can add comments on any item (query or object) of a project, reorder the objects and print the projects with the ordered queries and objects on the same page. You can also delete objects in the project only or in the database.

3. Search history

User queries are saved in the search history and accessible from My Workspace > Search History:

The different queries can be re-run by clicking on the corresponding icon.

4. Clipboard

You can select objects (images, records, cases, etc.) and put them into the clipboard with the following icon on the main navigation bar:

The objects of the clipboard are accessible from My Workspace > Clipboard. A tab is created for each object type. In the example below, images, records and cases have been put into the clipboard. The active tab concerns images.

Chapter 7. Create search reports with AutoScan

With LTU engine, LTU AutoScan lets the user select many files and folders that will be submitted against the enrolled images of an LTU engine system. A detailed report containing visual similarities information is then generated. User can run multiple AutoScan queries.

Autoscan boasts:

  • Three levels: duplicate, clone and similar.

  • Minimum client system requirements: Windows 2000, XP or Linux, IE 6 or N7.

  • Java plug-in.

Table 7.1. Principle of Autoscan


Note

Autoscan detects hidden files, with false extensions (like .ppt .exe .doc .dll , and many more).

1. Installation

  1. In Tools, select Downloads.

  2. Click Download to install AutoScan application. Save the file and execute.

Table 7.2. Autoscan installation

1 Start installation. Click "next"2 Install
3 Installation progress...4 Finish

2. Launching AutoScan

In your windows Program Files, select : LTU engine AutoScan > or from LTU engine User Interface Tools > AutoScan Application.

Table 7.3. Autoscan application

Program starts.For security reasons, authentification is needed.Choose workspace.

3. Create an AutoScan search report from uploaded image folder

Here are the steps for creating an AutoScan search report from an uploaded image folder.

  1. Browse your drives to find your images.

  2. Select your images in the left column (Ctrl for multiple selections).

  3. Add your images in the right column, using either or Ctrl+E or Actions > Explore Folder. Your images are then in your basket in the right column :

  4. In replacement of step 2, you can also explore folders recursively. Select a folder:

  5. Click on Actions > Explore folder to find images. A dialog box displays asking you if you want to search for images in sub-folders.

  6. You can access the thumbnail preview and attached metadatas.

  7. Select images you want to submit against LTU engine (Individual selection or Actions > Select all images).

  8. Upload selected images from Actions > Upload images or click on the corresponding icon.

  9. Enter a name of the report and a description (optional). You can also select filters that will be used for defining the search perimeter in the image database. For example, if you select the filter With victims, the uploaded query images will be compared only to images in the database that have meta-data related to Victims entity.

  10. AutoScan then uploads all images on the server :

4. Create an AutoScan search report from a XML file

In the following are described the steps in order to create an AutoScan report from a XML file. The XML file is a file that has been exported from an LTU engine database as described in chapter 10.2.

  1. Select in the menu Actions > Create a report from a XML file:

  2. Browse the file system and select a XML export file. In the right pane of the windows, file properties and content are given. After having selected and opened the XML file, the search task for detecting duplicate, cloned and similar images is launched. The result will be available in the AutoScan report.

  3. The progress bar informs you about the upload status.

5. Autoscan search task

After upload of the images, an AutoScan search task is performed on server side. The completion of the search task can be viewed from LTU engine user Interface.

Go to LTU engine, in Reports > Search Reports Status you can display the status of the search report.

The status of all AutoScan search reports is displayed as follows:

All available search reports are included in the menu Reports > AutoScan.

6. Autoscan settings

You can configure in File > Preferences the number of thumbnails is limited by the power of the hardware configuration.

Table 7.4. Autoscan settings


7. Autoscan sample report

An Autoscan report presents as follows:

Summary:

Form for searchig for images in the report:

Chapter 8. MD5 search

You can search for image matches in LTU engine database in comparison to a set of MD5 hashes that you can upload to LTU engine. You can access to this functionality from Tools > MD5 Search. This menu is not available by default, please contact LTU to activate it .

The MD5 search form presents as follows:

The format of the MD5 file to be uploaded is 1 MD5 per line. This type of file can be provided by an export of MD5s coming from an LTU engine database. The export can be done by a volume export of MD5s as described in chapter 10.1.

b4d77325e5bd4479f706eeb821bc373b
b27f34afde354b5a298f0c33ed6f76d4
d7a0604fae116862c0d8c47de37afae6
e3265d55094f9a808f8eaa0ffe193ebb

After having uploaded the file with the MD5 hashes, a task is scheduled on LTU engine server side. You can follow the percentage of completion of the task after refresh of the MD5 Search page.

As a result, you can access to two tabs, one for matches and the other for unmatched images. Matches are images that exist in LTU engine with a MD5 that figures in the external file that has been uploaded. Unmatched images correspond to MD5 hashes in the external file that do not have an equivalent representative in LTU engine database.

You can get more detailed information for the results by click on the view object detail icon:

Chapter 9. Export search results

1. Export a project

You can export a project in different formats. The following ones are available: LTU format (specific XML schema), zip archive, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files.

Download is ready when the file in the selected format has been generated.

1.1. Export a project in LTU format

Here is an example of an export in XML format with LTU schema:

1.2. Export a project as a zip file

The html page included in the zip archive looks as follows:

1.3. Export a project as Mircrosoft Word document

Below is an illustration of an export of a project as Microsoft Word document.

1.4. Export a project as a Microsoft Excel file

Here is an example of a project export as Microsoft Excel file:

2. Export an AutoScan report

You can export the integrated AutoScan report as files in LTU format or as a zip archive, Microsoft Word document or Microsoft Excel file.

After you have chosen an export format, the export is processed and can be downloaded as a file after the file generation has finished.

2.1. Export an AutoScan report in LTU format

Here is an example of an extract of an AutoScan report:

2.2. Export an AutoScan report as a zip file

The html page of an AutoScan report included in the zip archive looks as follows:

2.3. Export an AutoScan report as Microsoft Word document

Here is an example of an AutoScan report exported as Microsoft Word document:

2.4. Export an AutoScan report as Microsoft Excel file

This is an example of AutoScan report as Microsoft Excel file.

3. Export result of MD5 search

The result of a MD5 search can be exported in LTU format, as a zip file, as a Microsoft Word document or Microsoft Excel file.

3.1. Export MD5 search result in LTU format

Below you can find an example of the export of MD5 search in the XML format of LTU.

3.2. Export MD5 search result as zip file

Here is an example of the html page included in the zip file of a MD5 export:

3.3. Export MD5 search result as Microsoft Word document

The Microsoft Word document of a MD5 export presents as follows:

3.4. Export MD5 search result as Microsoft Excel file

The Excel file containing MD5 export looks as follows:

Chapter 10. Volume export

A repository may be configured with volume export functionality. This functionality is available by default . As suggestied by the name, volume export permits to export high volume of data.

Volume export permits to exchange data:

  • exchange of MD5 data,

  • exchange of image data and related meta-data in a XML file.

MD5 export results as well as export results in XML format can be used for search tasks in LTU engine:

  • MD5 export file can be used for MD5 search.

  • XML export file can be used for Autoscan search task.

Note

XML export file can also be used by the software LTU engine for EnCase, the alliance of Guidance Software's EnCase and LTU engine of LTU, for photographic evidence analysis on seized or intercepted materials. For further information, please contact support@ltutech.com.

1. MD5 export

MD5 export exports the MD5s in a text file containing one MD5 per line.

This functionality is accessible from Tools > Volume Export > MD5 Export Form:

Using the export form, the user filters out the set of MD5s to export. In the example below, he may decide to export MD5s from the images of a particular case et enrolled a particular date.

2. XML export

XML volume export is accessible from Tools > Volume Export > XML Export Form:

The principle of XML export consists in applying an export profile to whole or part of the database content for exporting it. The export profile defines which object(s) will be exported.

The XMl export form has three sections:

  • Export parameters: Naming the exported file and associate a description.

  • Export profile: Access to export profiles for creation / edition / deletion or selection.

  • Select content to export: Search fields for selecting the content to export.

It presents as follows:

Note

The profile Sig is an example of profile that has been created by a user.

When you clic on Create a new profile, you access to the following form. Some attributes have been selected as an example.

After you have launched the export from the XML Export form, an export task is scheduled on server side. After refresh of the Export Task page, you can follow the progress status of the task.

After completion of the task, you can download the file containing the result. Here is an example of a XML report:

Chapter 11. Diagnostic tools

The menu System > Diagnostic Tool gives you access to a page on which you can select which log and configuration files you want to download from LTU engine for diagnostic and troubleshooting purposes. Clic on Diagnostic downloads one archive file with the requested files.

In case of problems you may encounter or on request coming from LTU's support team, please send the downloaded archive file to support@ltutech.com.

Chapter 12. Online help

Online help is accessible from the menu ? > Help for the following documents:

  • User Guide

  • Administration Guide

  • Content Administration Guide

  • Security Guide

  • Task Export Configuration Guide

  • Frontend Configuration Manual

A html version for online consulting and a printable html version are available.

Appendix A. Color Query Demo

LTU engine server 5.0 can be used to search on colors. First, create a repository selecting the "Color Query" template.

Then, give the appropriate authorizations to your repository, select it and click on the menu "Samples/Color Query Demo".

You have now access to a precomputed palette. Click on a color to search it.

Anytime you can check "Dynamically Computed Palette" to compute dynamically a palette based on the colors of actual matching images. If you check it before any search, it will display the dynamic palette of all repository images.

After a first click on a color, you can affinate your search by clicking on a new color. You can reset anytime to start a search on new colors. Below you can see the result of an orange and red search. You can search on the image colors represented under the image by directly clicking on it.

Appendix B. Fine Comparison Demo

LTU engine server 5.0 can be used to perform fine images comparisons. Click on the menu "Samples/Fine Comparison".

It can be used to compare images which are not yet stored in repositories. The script /home/ltu/tools/perl/compareImage.pl is available to compare images already stored in the repository (launch it with -h option to display usage).

We have here compared two almost similar pant images to show their differences. On the left, you can see the resulting error map, on the right, the overlapped images and below the spotted errors displayed in a new window.