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A system and method for sharing photos by identity mark

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200451D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-14
Document File: 9 page(s) / 312K

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Abstract

In this article, we introduce an efficient way to share the photos. Once a new photo is taken, the persons who cares the photo can leave his/her contact information in the photo by interacting with the digital camera device using identity mark(eg., finger mark, voice mark, smart card), which will match to the persons' contact. Persons' contact will associate with the photo (by saving into photo's metadata, etc). Then with the contact information, the photo can be intelligently sent to persons based on the contacts information in the photo(just read meatadata from photo to get contacts information, etc ).

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A system and method for sharing photos by identity mark

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  ..11 Background
Devices with digital camera functions are becoming more and more popular nowadays . Eg., Canon EOS Series, Apple iPhone, etc. These devices are widely used to record the memorial moment in our daily life , such as party, travel, etc.

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  ..22 Problems in current solution
Let's take a look at three scenarios that most of people may experienced .

Scenario 1

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Lily attended a classmate party one day . She met many classmates that didn 't have contact with for along time . She talked with these old friends and had many photos taken with her classmates by other 's camera. She really had a happy timeduring the classmate party . After Lily came back home, she was still very excited and hope get the group photos with her classmates soon . But she can't remember which persons has taken photos for her and didn 't give her contact information to the persons . She had to contact with the organizer of the party and send a broadcast to all guys in the party to request the photos . This really make her a little embarrassed .

Scenario 2

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John loved travel and photography very much . He can meet diverse persons in the travel and make friends with them . He will also have a photo taken with his new friends . But what make him annoyed is he usually forget the right contact information for the person in one group photo, because he taken photos with many new friends . Though every new friends give him a contact information , but he can't map some to the group photos correctly . Even he could, he still has to spend hours and hours to select the photofrom thousands of photos , then package the photo, then send to right person one by one .

Scenario 3

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Morris go to Great Wall for photography . He took very wonderful sunset photo in a tower . There wereserval girls in that tower at that time, and they are very interested at Morris photo . "Your photo was so wonderful , can you share this,..this ..and ..this, once you go back?" "I also like this one; I also very like the one with the bird , and ..." "......" Morris thentry to write down these request one
by one....

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"Remember who is who

Remember who is who "

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"Remember who want which photo

Remember who want which photo "

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"Record everyone

Record everyone '

's name and mail address

s name and mail address "

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"pick up photo from thousands photo

pick up photo from thousands photo

for some one , and one by one "

",

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"package photos for some one

package photos for some one , and one by one "

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"send photo to some one

send photo to some one , and one by one "

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"send to A by

send to A by

mail, to B by QQ , to C by MSN "..... Are you tired for these experience ?

The problem for the three scenarios is we lack an efficient and intelligent way to share the digitalphotos to the persons who cares them . In traditional solution, this is almost done manually . This is really inefficient and had bad user...