Device and method for embedding and retrieving information in digital images

DC
  • US 7,450,163 B2
  • Filed: 11/29/2004
  • Issued: 11/11/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A digital imaging camera device comprising:

  • a capture module for capturing an image and creating a digital image file;

    an input module disposed on the camera device for inputting storage location information regarding each captured image, the storage location information being indicative of a storage location on a separate external computing device for storing each digital image file after transfer from the digital imaging camera device;

    a processing module for associating the inputted information to the digital image file;

    a transmission module for transmitting the digital image file and the associated information to the external computing device for storage;

    a scanning module for reading a symbology associated with a printed version of the digital image file, wherein the transmission module is adapted to transmit the symbology to the external computing device and receive the digital image file and associated information retrieved at the external computing device based on the symbology; and

    a display module disposed on the camera device for displaying the retrieved digital image file and associated information.

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