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GAZE TRACKING FOR USE IN PHOTO EDITING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237041D
Publication Date: 2014-May-28
Document File: 6 page(s) / 106K

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Abstract

The system uses gaze tracking in photo editing. The system tracks the eye movement using gaze tracking technology to determine the area in a given photo at which the user is looking. The system then allows the user to apply various changes to the photo based on the user’s gaze. These changes may include application of filters and vignettes to a given photo based on the user’s gaze.

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GAZE TRACKING FOR USE IN PHOTO EDITING

ABSTRACT

      The system uses gaze tracking in photo editing. The system tracks the eye movement using gaze tracking technology to determine the area in a given photo at which the user is looking. The system then allows the user to apply various changes to the photo based on the user's gaze. These changes may include application of filters and vignettes to a given photo based on the user's gaze.

DESCRIPTION

      FIG. 1 shows an example photo that contains various objects. For example, the photo in FIG. 1 shows a person in the foreground and a building and landscape in the background. As described in more detail below, a system uses any suitable gaze tracking technology to determine the area in a given photo at which the user is looking. The gaze tracking technology collects gaze tracking information and allows the user to apply filters to the photo based on the tracking information.

      FIG. 2 shows the gaze of a user as the user is looking at a photo that is displayed on a computer device, which, in turn is in communication with the gaze tracking device. The photo in FIG. 2 is the same example photo as shown in FIG. 1, showing a person in the foreground and a building and landscape in the background. The gaze tracking technology may involve an eye tracking device that tracks the gaze of a user. Such an eye tracking device may be positioned in any suitable location to track eye movement. For example, the eye tracking device may be positioned on the head area of the user, close to an eye of the user, etc. The eye tracking device

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may use any suitable eye tracking technologies, which may include any eye-tracking hardware components, including algorithms that measure eye positions and eye movement.

      The eye tracking device may use any suitable eye tracking technologies to measure the gaze of the user or the motion of an eye relative to the head. The eye tracking device may also use a laser and laser technology to measure eye positions and eye movement relative to objects in the photo.

     The eye tracking device may track the gaze of the user by tracking multiple parameters. Such parameters much include line of sight, field of view, etc. The eye tracking device may also track other parameters such as pitch axis, yaw axis, and roll axis, etc. based on eye movement. The tracking of these parameters may also be based on the head movement of the user. The tracking of these parameters may also be based on a combination of the eye movement and head movement of the user.

      The system may receive gaze information (e.g., parameter values such as pitch, yaw, roll, line of sight, filed of view, etc.) directly from an eye tracking device or from any other one or more suitable storage locations.

      As described in more detail below, the system enables a user to adaptively modify a given...