Binarization and Conversion Tool
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BCT - Binarization and Conversion Tool

This tool is a simple command line wrapper written in C# to create binarized and compact viewing files from large document images files.

This tool was written for the European Newspaper project (

The following libraries are required:
	- GraphicMagick ( - gm.exe must be in the PATH
	- Kakadu compress ( - kde_compress.exe must be in the PATH
	- A binarization tool developed by Basilis Gatos et al. at NCSR ( - Binarization.exe must be in the PATH
		Note that this tool is *not* freely available. Please contact Basilis Gatos ( if you want to use the binarization!