Presenting panoramic images with geometric transformation

  • US RE44,087 E1
  • Filed: 01/27/2011
  • Issued: 03/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of presenting panoramic images, said the method comprising the steps of:

  • recording an annular representation of a panorama via an image capture system;

    storing said, at a storage device, the annular representation of said the panorama as a digitized annular representation;

    geometrically transforming said, via a computer system, the digitized annular representation of said the panorama into a rectangular projection of said the panorama;

    anddisplaying said rectangular projection of said panorama,wherein said the step of geometrically transforming further comprises sampling said the digitized annular representation with a dynamically changing sampling shape, and wherein said the sampling shape is dependent upon a viewing angle.

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