Automatic generation of a photo album

  • US 7,474,801 B2
  • Filed: 07/07/2005
  • Issued: 01/06/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/07/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for producing a photo album having a plurality of pages, comprising:

  • storing a plurality of digital images each characterized by a portrait format or a landscape format;

    specifying a sequence for the plurality of digital images;

    providing a library of page layouts each comprising one or more image areas each of which is configured to receive a digital image characterized by a portrait format or a landscape format;

    selecting a first group of one or more digital images at the beginning of the sequence of the plurality of digital images;

    after the step of selecting a first group of one or more digital images, automatically selecting a page layout from the library of page layouts in accordance with the image formats of the one or more digital images in the first group; and

    disposing the first group of one or more digital images in the one or more image areas in the automatically selected page layout to produce a first page in a photo album.

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