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Graphical Interface for Image Attribute Specification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108096D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 80K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Narasimha, MS: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method is disclosed that provides an interactive graphical interface to specify the attributes of a portion of an image, such as the location, size, and orientation of an amount field within an image of a check, deposit slip, remittance document, bank draft, or other bank document.

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Graphical Interface for Image Attribute Specification

       A method is disclosed that provides an interactive
graphical interface to specify the attributes of a portion of an
image, such as the location, size, and orientation of an amount field
within an image of a check, deposit slip, remittance document, bank
draft, or other bank document.

      With the proliferation of desktop computers and their increased
capabilities, there are increased uses of image processing within
advanced applications.  When a portion of an image is to be
processed, the need exists to identify the portion of the image to be
processed and to specify other image attributes relevant to the
processing.  These attributes are specified for a class of images.
Subsequently, when an image of this class is processed, the defined
attributes can be used to direct the required processing.

      An example of the image to be processed is displayed to the
user.  A mouse or other pointing device is used to identify the
bounds of an image area to be processed and to indicate other
attributes of the image.

      Such a graphical approach is superior to using a ruler or
template to identify the desired portion of the image on a printed
copy of the image and then transcribing the measures of the area
boundaries and other attribute specifications into a form that is
readable by the executing application.

      In one implementation, an OS/2* Presentation Manager* window is
used to displ...