Panoramic camera

  • US 7,242,425 B2
  • Filed: 04/17/2003
  • Issued: 07/10/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for preparing a panoramic image for presentation including:

  • a first computer and a second computer in communication using a network, said first computer configured to acquire a digitized annular representation that includes information digitized from an annular representation of a panorama;

    a transformation mechanism configured to geometrically transform a portion of said digitized annular representation into a digitized planar representation of said portion;

    an image formatting mechanism configured to prepare said digitized planar representation of said portion transformed by the transformation mechanism for presentation; and

    a presentation mechanism at said second computer configured to display said digitized planar representation prepared by the image formatting mechanism.

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