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"Smart" Personalized Image Products Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198665D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

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Abstract

Photo product ordering systems that exist today are extremely limited and unintelligent. The "Smart" Personalized Image Products Application (TSPIPA) would employ intelligence to create personalized and flexible options for the user including sizes of photos, dimensions of books, placement using image recognition, and specialized themes and other user defined criteria. This application would derive user data and calculate metadata gathered from the photos themselves to create a multitude of options for the user.

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"Smart" Personalized Image Products Application

With the growing popularity of digital cameras and electronic storing of images, personalized photo product ordering systems have entered the marketplace as a way to customize memories for consumers. Photo product ordering systems that exist today are extremely limited and unintelligent. They have inflexible options which only address color and backgrounds. Certain vendors do not currently utilize existing data to create smart and flexible photo placement. In fact, as seen in the table below, with these existing applications, even a simple option such as resizing a photo book is not possible.

           Attribute Current Photo Systems * Smart Photo Application Static photo placement yes yes
Fixed album size creation yes yes
Metadata driven photo selection no yes
Dynamic album sizing no yes
Color sorting and matching no yes
Visual recognition no yes
*Current photo systems include Flickr, Shutterfly, Snapfish, HP Photo Printing, Apple iPhoto, Photoworks, Kodak.

Patents do exist which focus solely on photo placement using data. Patents do exist which focus solely on image recognition, especially in areas of homeland security and transportation and defense industries. An additional solution is required because none of the known solutions implements a flexible and easy-to-use application integration of metadata with image recognition data.

The "Smart" Personalized Image Products Application (TSPIPA) would employ intelligence to create personalized and flexible options for the user including sizes of photos, dimensions of books, placement using image recognition, and specialized themes and other user defined criteria. This application would derive user data and calculate metadata gathered from the photos themselves to create a multitude o...