baseline image

A bitmap image, generally captured from the display of the AUT and pre-stored, used as a reference for comparison against images produced by the AUT during automated testing. (also called baseline picture)

In TestArchitect, baseline images are stored within picture checks. (A single picture check may hold one or more baseline images.) They are used by the picture handling actions to test for the presence of images displayed by the AUT during automated test.

Baseline images are used by picture handling actions employing both pixel-by-pixel detection as well as key point image detection.