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TAKING GROUP PHOTO FOR ONLINE CONFERENCE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234988D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-21
Document File: 4 page(s) / 79K

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Yao Yuan: AUTHOR

Abstract

Techniques are presented herein by which users can take group photos in an online conference and share the group photo with all of the attendees in the meeting.

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TAKING GROUP PHOTO FOR ONLINE CONFERENCE

AUTHOR:

Yao Yuan

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    Techniques are presented herein by which users can take group photos in an online conference and share the group photo with all of the attendees in the meeting.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    In corporate meeting or training sessions, it is common for the participants to become quite friendly and to build teamwork and cooperation. Often, group photographs are taken that are later shared with the participants.

    It is desirable to be able to take and publish a group photo in an online conference session. There currently is no such capability for online conference systems and applications.

    Presented herein are techniques by which users can take group photos in an online conference. The following is a procedure that is useful when the host (or other authorized users) desires to take a group photo during an online conference session.

    First, the host initiates a group photo session by clicking a button/menu in the graphical user interface on his screen, or by other methods. A command is sent to the conference server.

    Next, the conference server sends a request for a group photo to every attendee of the conference session. Each attendee will be notified of the request, and the attendee is given an option to agree to it, or not. The attendee can choose to:

    a) Take a photo. The client conference application on the attendee's device will open the camera application on the user's device to take a photo of her/him.

    b) Select an existing photo that has already been taken, and which is stored or accessible by the attendee.

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    The attendee also can do some processing of the photo, such as zooming, editing and so on. The attendee then submits the photo to the host, by way of the conference server.

    Next, the host receives photos from all of the attendees (who elected to send...