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A Method and System for Selecting an item in a photograph using deliberately included User’s Fingers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237446D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-18
Document File: 3 page(s) / 561K

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Jofish Kaye: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for allowing a user to select an item in an image/photograph by simply pointing a number of fingers at a particular location in the image/photograph. Thereafter, the method and system disclosed herein extracts textual data from the image from the particular location in the image/photograph. Then, the method and system performs appropriate actions on the textual data extracted based on number of fingers pointed at the particular location.

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A Method and System for Selecting an item in a photograph using deliberately included User’s Fingers

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for allowing a user to select an item in an image/photograph by simply pointing a number of fingers at a particular location in the image/photograph.  Thereafter, the method and system disclosed herein extracts textual data from the image from the particular location in the image/photograph.  Then, the method and system performs appropriate actions on the textual data extracted based on number of fingers pointed at the particular location.

Description

Currently, there is increase in number of images taken by people with their cell phones which are not photographs. But, rather they are different ways to track information such as upcoming movies, concerts, parties, lectures or events, business cards, maps or directions, etc.  For example, if a user takes a picture of a poster advertising a concert or lecture series, the existing systems would automatically add the items on the schedule to the user’s calendar.  However, existing systems often lack a low-overhead way for the user to tell the system what to do with the images.

Disclosed is a method and system for allowing a user to select an item in an image/photograph by simply pointing a number of fingers at a particular location in the image/photograph.  Thereafter, the method and system disclosed herein extracts textual data from the image from the particular location in the i...