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Personalized Image Zoom

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247481D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 18K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method that personalize the zooming of a photograph based on the projected interest/need of the receiver at a given point in time. This system enables users to focus on the items of interest and not see all of the clutter in an image, while still maintaining the ability to zoom out to see the broader image if the user chooses to do so.

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Personalized Image Zoom

Currently, no method is available for dynamically zooming-in on an image based on the projected interest of receivers or individuals viewing that image.

The novel contribution is a system and method that personalize the zooming of a photograph based on the projected interest/need of the receiver at a given point in time. This system enables users to focus on the items of interest and not see all of the clutter in an image, while still maintaining the ability to zoom out to see the broader image if the user chooses to do so.

In an example embodiment:

1. The social media administrator for a home decorating store posts an image on the social media website of a living room

2. The system initiates and calculates a percentage of confidence as to what item(s) are expected to be of the most interest to the receiver. Data considered for this confidence ranking include, but are not limit to:

A. Historical searches/activity online

B. Recent purchase activity
C. Social interactions (e.g., likes, shares, etc.)

    D. Posts and message boards 3. Based on the confidence ranking evaluation, the system dynamically zooms the image to provide a personalized view for the receiver

If the user shares the photo, the system can offer an option to maintain the current zoom (seen by the sender) or customize the photo's zoom for the receiver. For example, a user may want to point something out in the photo, so the system maintains the current zoom. However, the user may...