06389181 is referenced by 130 patents.

A method and system for employing image recognition techniques to produce a photocollage from a plurality of images wherein the system obtains a digital record for each of the plurality of images, assigns each of the digital records a unique identifier and stories the digital records in a database; automatically sorts the digital records using at least one date type to categorize each of the digital records according at least one predetermined criteria; employs means responsive to the sorting step to compose a photocollage from the digital records. The method and system employ data types selected from pixel data; metadata; product order information; processing goal information; or customer profile to automatically sort data typically by culling or grouping to categorize according to either an event, a person, or chronologically.

Title
Photocollage generation and modification using image recognition
Application Number
9/199639
Publication Number
6389181 (B2)
Application Date
November 25, 1998
Publication Date
May 14, 2002
Inventor
John K McBride
Rochester
NY, US
John R Squilla
Rochester
NY, US
Stephen L Shaffer
Penfield
NY, US
Agent
Peyton C Watkins
US
Assignee
Eastman Kodak Company
NY, US
IPC
G06K 9/60
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