Global Patent Index - EP 1256100 A2

EP 1256100 A2 2002-11-13 - COMPONENT IMAGERY SYSTEM FOR IMAGE RETRIEVAL AND COMPOSITION

Title (en)

COMPONENT IMAGERY SYSTEM FOR IMAGE RETRIEVAL AND COMPOSITION

Title (de)

KOMPONENT-BILDSYSTEM ZUM WIEDERAUFFINDEN UND ZUSAMMENSETZEN VON BILDERN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'IMAGERIE DE COMPOSANTES

Publication

EP 1256100 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00930410 A

Priority

  • US 0012338 W
  • US 13319499 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0068881A2] A large database (10, 11, 114) of digitized background images (12) is provided with one or more attributes (14, 16, 18, 15, 17, 19, 116, 118) associated with each image. Preferably most if not all of the attributes are expressed numerically. The attributes can pertain to lighting conditions at the time the associated photograph was taken, and camera orientation. Such conditions can include the horizontal angle of the primary lighting (H), the vertical angle of the primary lighting (V), a measure of the apparent ground perspective (P), color temperature (CT), a measure of light diffusion (D), a measure of the degree of ambient light (A), and horizontal depth of field focal range boundaries (NF, FF). The database is searchable by one or more of these attributes and/or by subject. A user can select a desired background image and learn the attributes associated with that image. A subject image having matching attributes then can be composited with the background image for a realistic composite montage.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06T 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06T 15/50 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06T 15/506 (2013.01); G06F 17/30277 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0068881A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0068881 A2 20001116; WO 0068881 A3 20020912; AU 4823500 A 20001121; CA 2373163 A1 20001116; EP 1256100 A2 20021113

INPADOC legal status


2003-09-17 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030723

2002-11-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20011204

2002-11-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE