06396963 is referenced by 244 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; and generates a first draft of a photocollage from the digital records. The method and system provides for alterations of the first draft using either a sticker selected from a plurality of stickers which each have a unique identifier within a data base or a digital file format that allows drag and drop features of both the photocollage and alternative images to be placed within the photocollage. The system employs 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
Application Number
9/222393
Publication Number
6396963 (B2)
Application Date
December 29, 1998
Publication Date
May 28, 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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