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Method for Marking Scanned Images

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042313D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Appel, A Cohen, PS Robinson, B [+details]

Abstract

This article proposes the use of special marks or symbols on scanned images to make computer processing faster and easier and a color-sensitive scanning device for facilitating the recognition of added marks. The proposed marks are especially suitable for detection and recognition by image-processing programs. These marks can be put on a picture in ways that are comfortable for draftsmen, that are minor extensions of current graphic techniques, or that are inexpensive additions to current computer-generated pictures. The proposed marks or symbols are here grouped according to function. The use of a particular color for the special marks could facilitate their recognition. The shown device uses a green laser 1 and a red laser 2 as light sources.