Flexible Image Editing Command Set Using a Logical Space Separate From the Source Image
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
This article relates to a definition of a image manipulation command set which is so flexible that sequence of transformation operations (e.g., rotation, scaling) in any combination or number can be specified on a specific part of a source image. This is possible since the sequence of the transformation operations is defined as the operations on images inside a logical space which is separate from the source image. An image manipulation command such as rotation of the current image manipulation command set means the process to extract part or all of the source image, to apply the transformation operation, and finally to write the result back to the source. It is not possible to specify a sequence of transformation operations on the same part or all of the source image by a sequence of commands out of this kind of command set.