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Method for Picture Exposure of Dynamic Subject Matter on Mobile Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245560D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-16
Document File: 3 page(s) / 86K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to assist a user that is attempting to capture a picture of a specific feature using a mobile camera or mobile device when either the user or the subject of the photograph is in motion. This method and associated tool are meant to take photos of subjects without the user having the trouble of perfectly timing the photo while still having the ability to apply artistic modifications.

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Method for Picture Exposure of Dynamic Subject Matter on Mobile Devices

Through social media, users worldwide are creating pictures and media in a variety of different formats with many different subjects. Because of the multitude and availability of picture taking devices, pictures and media are being created in new situations. Many of the major social media platforms involve taking pictures to provide social context for users (e.g., locations, street signs, objects in background, etc.). Because of the convenient size and ease of today's devices, users can take pictures from stationary and non-stationary positions, which presents difficulty for users not equipped or

experienced enough to take the desired picture without difficulty.

Existing camera systems only provide solutions that are feasible for non-handheld devices or do not allow desired artistic effects. Existing solutions require a significant amount of input from the user in order to achieve anywhere near the desired effect or provide similar results with much greater difficulty.

The solution is a method to assist a user that is attempting to capture a picture of a specific feature or object using a mobile camera or mobile device when either the user or the subject of the photograph is in motion. This method and associated tool are meant to take photos of subjects without the user having the trouble of perfectly timing the photo. In addition, the tool enables users to have artistic input on the photograph.

For implementation, either the photographer or the subject of the photograph must be in motion. The solution addresses problems that occur because of this motion, including but not limited to, delay and blurred or out-of-focus images. The method enables the addition of an artistic/social glamor component (e.g., selfie with text in background, tilting the image for effect, etc.). The goal of the solution is to automatically provide the best possible image.

The system must be capable of:

• Operation with text fields and physical objects • Handling of pre-and post-processing • Receiving user input to determine the desired subject matter of the photograph • Invoking appropriate timing according to user desire and subject matter requirements • Free-hand use; it does not require additional equipment beyond the camera- capable device • Functioning without extensive post processing; does not require image cropping • Referencing images from a library; library can be created from either the device or from external pictures; must be able to use one or more images as a reference
• Allowing different positioning of the desired object, compared to the reference photo

On a mobile camera or mobile device, the user opens the camera function and opens the tool to implement the proposed method. Initially, the user takes a single picture that

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contains the desired feature. A feature is any physical object such as a car, a mountain, a sailboat, etc. The user c...