Systems and methods for suggesting meta-information to a camera user

  • US 8,558,921 B2
  • Filed: 05/26/2009
  • Issued: 10/15/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus operable to facilitate analysis of a digital image, comprising:

  • a processor;

    a memory storing a program for directing the processor, the processor being operable with the program to;

    identify a digital image taken by an imaging device, the digital image including an image of a person;

    access a database of stored digital images;

    compare the digital image to the stored digital images;

    identify at least one image of the stored digital images that appears to include an image of the person, thereby identifying at least one previously stored image of the person;

    determine, by the processor and based on information stored in the database of stored images in association with the at least one previously stored image of the person, a name for the person;

    output to a user the name determined by the processor as a suggestion for a meta-tag for the digital image, along with an opportunity for the user to either agree that the name is appropriate to store in association with the digital image or reject the name as not appropriate to store with the digital image; and

    store the name determined by the processor as a meta-tag for the digital image after agreement rather than rejection is received from the user that the name is appropriate to store in association with the digital image.

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