Method and apparatus for producing an electronic image

  • US 5,623,587 A
  • Filed: 06/12/1995
  • Issued: 04/22/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of producing an electronic image of a subject, said method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) electronically inputting a first image of at least a portion of said subject and storing a set of first digital representations defining said first image in a foreground electronic image frame;

    (b) generating a plurality of second images of a picture containing a remainder portion of said subject and storing a plurality of sets of second digital representations, each set defining one of said second images in a background electronic image frame;

    (c) producing a set of third digital representations associated with said foreground frame defining (1) a first reference point on said foreground frame indicating the location of said subject portion in said foreground frame, and (2) the size of said subject portion in said foreground frame;

    (d) producing a set of fourth digital representations associated with each of said background frames defining (1) a second reference point on each respective background frame specifying the desired position of said subject portion in said background frame, and (2) the desired size of said subject portion in each respective background frame;

    (e) converting said set of first representations of said first image into a plurality of sets of fifth representations, in dependence upon the size information defined by said set of third representations and said plurality of sets of fourth representations, each set of said fifth representations defining said foreground frame with said subject portion scaled to said desired size and located at said desired position in a respective one of said background frames;

    (f) combining said set of fifth representations defining said foreground frame upon said set of second representations defining said background frame such that said first and second reference points substantially coincide, to produce a plurality of sets of sixth digital representations, each defining a respective final electronic image frame containing said subject portion disposed upon said remainder of said subject at said desired position and with said desired size; and

    (g) storing said plurality of said sets of said sixth digital representations to provide a sequence of said final frames.

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