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Savakis Andreas E, Etz Stephen: Method for automatic assessment of emphasis and appeal in consumer images. Eastman Kodak Co, June 20, 2001: EP1109132-A2 (41 worldwide citation)

An image is automatically assessed with respect to certain features, wherein the assessment is a determination of the degree of importance, interest or attractiveness of the image. First, a digital image is obtained corresponding to the image. Then one or more quantities are computed that are relate ...


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Gindele Edward B, Savakis Andreas E, Etz Stephen: Method for varying the number, size and magnification of photographic prints based on image emphasis and appeal. Eastman Kodak Co, January 2, 2002: EP1168245-A2 (32 worldwide citation)

In a method for varying one or more print attributes of a print made from a digital image, a print attribute value is computed for the digital image based on a determination of the degree of importance, interest or attractiveness of the image and the resulting print attribute value is used to contro ...


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Savakis Andreas E, Rabbani Majid, Etz Stephen Paul: Quality based image compression. Eastman Kodak Co, January 29, 2003: EP1280107-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

A method to automatically vary the compression of images by ranking images within clusters based upon image emphasis. The ranking process computes one or more quantities related to one or more features in each image. The features can include the content of images. The invention processes the quantit ...


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Savakis Andreas E, Rabbani Majid, Etz Stephen P: Image compression control system and method based on image importance. Eastman Kodak Co, May 23, 2003: JP2003-153007 (2 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a digital image processing technique for classifying images into some levels of importance, changing compression ratios of the images on the basis of the classified importance result in order that an image having a high level of importance is kept to have a high leve ...


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Gindele Edward B, Savakis Andreas E, Etz Stephen: Method for altering number, dimensions and magnification of photographic print based on conspicuity and appeal of image. Eastman Kodak Co, May 31, 2002: JP2002-158870 (1 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an automatic imaging algorithm in which an intelligent decision can be made when a print is made from a digital image without requiring any intervention of a user.SOLUTION: In a method for altering one or more attributes of a print made from a digital image, print at ...


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Savakis Andreas E, Etz Stephen, Gindele Edward B: Method for changing image processing path based on image conspicuousness and appealingness. Eastman Kodak Co, April 12, 2002: JP2002-109525 (1 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method for changing an image processing path based on image conspicuousness and appealingness in order to intellectually determine an image to be preferentially processed among a set of images without using any user input.SOLUTION: This method comprises a step of c ...


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Savakis Andreas E, Etz Stephen, Gindele Edward B: Method for varying an image processing path based on image emphasis and appeal. Eastman Kodak Co, January 2, 2002: EP1168247-A2

A method for varying the image processing path for a digital image involves the steps of (a) computing an image processing attribute value for the digital image based on a determination of the degree of importance, interest or attractiveness of the image; and (b) using the image processing attribute ...


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Rudak Peter, Savakis Andreas E: Image compression method. Eastman Kodak Co, September 25, 1998: JP1998-257330

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To obtain an improvement method for compressing an image, consisting of two or more than two bits per pixel by dividing the N-bit image into N-number of one-bit planes and processing the image prior to compression. SOLUTION: The image constituted of more than two bits per pixel ...


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Savakis Andreas E, Etz Stephen: Method for automatically evaluating enhancement and attraction of consumer image. Eastman Kodak Co, July 27, 2001: JP2001-202522

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an image evaluating method for solving one or more conventional problems. SOLUTION: An image is automatically evaluated with respect to specified characteristics to decide the significance, the degree of interest and the attractiveness of the image. First, a digital ...