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System and methods for querying digital image archives containing digital photographs and/or videos (collectively, “digital images”). The digital images are indexed in accordance with a plurality of recorded parameters including time, date and geographic location data (altitude and longitude), as well as image data such as lens focal length, auto focus distance, shutter speed, exposure duration, aperture setting, frame number, image quality, flash status and light meter readings, which are used for searching a database consisting of the digital images. These images are preferably generated by an image capturing system which is capable of measuring and recording a plurality of parameters with each captured digital image. The image retrieval system allows a querying user to search the image archive by formulating one or more of a plurality of query types which are based on the recorded parameters, and then retrieve and display those images having the specified parameters.

Title
System and methods for querying digital image archives using recorded parameters
Application Number
9/80537
Publication Number
6504571 (B1)
Application Date
May 18, 1998
Publication Date
January 7, 2003
Inventor
Edward Scott Kirkpatrick
Croton-On-Hudson
NY, US
Chandrasekhar Narayanaswami
Wilton
CT, US
Agent
F Chau & Associates
US
Agent
Robert M Trepp
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H04N 5/76
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