09754163 cites 151 patents.
A method for cropping photos images captured by a user from an image of a page of a photo album is described. Corners in the page image are detected using corner detection algorithm or by detecting intersections of line-segments (and their extensions) in the image using edge, corner, or line detection techniques. Pairs of the detected corners are used to define all potential quads, which are then are qualified according to various criteria. A correlation matrix is generated for each potential pair of the qualified quads, and candidate quads are selected based on the Eigenvector of the correlation matrix. The content of the selected quads is checked using a salience map that may be based on a trained neuron network, and the resulting photos images are extracted as individual files for further handling or manipulation by the user.