Embedding digital content within a digital photograph during capture of the digital photograph

  • US 10,102,601 B2
  • Filed: 09/15/2017
  • Issued: 10/16/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/15/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method performed by a wireless communication device, comprising:

  • receiving a request to embed system-provided content into a photograph to be taken at a current location of the wireless communication device using a digital imaging device of the wireless communication device;

    receiving one or more embeddable content images responsive to the receipt of the request to embed;

    selecting one of the one or more of the one or more embeddable content images;

    displaying the selected one or more embeddable content images on an image viewing structure of the wireless communication device;

    displaying visual content captured in real-time by the digital imaging device on the image viewing structure in combination with the selected one or more embeddable content images, wherein displaying the selected one or more embeddable content images comprises maintaining the selected embeddable content image within an area of the image viewing structure independent of the visual content that is being captured in real-time by the digital imaging device such that the selected one or more embeddable content images remains displayed on the image viewing structure irrespective of the visual content being captured by the digital imaging device, and wherein the selected one or more embeddable content images are displayed as a mask over the visual content that is being captured in real-time by the digital imaging device; and

    outputting from the wireless communication device a visual image data structure comprising a photograph, wherein the photograph comprises the selected one or more embeddable content images and portions of said captured real-time visual content that are visible on the image viewing structure through the mask.

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