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Method for Displaying Directories of Images

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057293D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Burns, NA McCartney, JE [+details]

Abstract

When maintaining a library of image files it is often useful to display a directory of those image files, just as it is desirable to display directories of any other types of file. Traditionally, operating systems will provide a function to display a list of file names which must conform to fairly rigid guidelines (i.e., they must start with a letter and contain no more than eight characters, etc.). While this may be sufficient in many cases, it places a burden on the user to remember what image each file name represents. A useful way to provide a directory of image files is to display a reduced version of each image that meets the user's specification. This directory displays 25 images on a single device.