Device and method for embedding and retrieving information in digital images

  • US 7,995,118 B2
  • Filed: 10/27/2008
  • Issued: 08/09/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A digital imaging device comprising:

  • a first capture module for capturing an image and creating a digital image file, the digital image file comprising data representing the captured image;

    a display module disposed on the digital imaging device for displaying the captured image and configured to prompt a user to input information regarding the captured image;

    an input module disposed on the digital imaging device for enabling the user to input subject information related to a subject of each captured image and to input storage location information indicative of a storage location on a separate external computing device for storing each digital image file after transfer from the digital imaging device;

    a second capture module configured to scan coded information to be associated with the captured image;

    a processing module for associating the subject information, storage location information, and the coded information to the digital image file; and

    a transmission module for transmitting the digital image file and the associated information to the external computing device for storage or data lookup.

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