CN104869302B - Photographic equipment and image recording process - Google Patents

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CN104869302B
CN104869302B CN201510075125.5A CN201510075125A CN104869302B CN 104869302 B CN104869302 B CN 104869302B CN 201510075125 A CN201510075125 A CN 201510075125A CN 104869302 B CN104869302 B CN 104869302B
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野中修
吉田洋一
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The present invention provides photographic equipment and image recording process.Photographic equipment includes recording control part, the photographed images of subject can be recorded as master image;Position and object determination unit set at least one party in the relative position and affiliated partner object in above-mentioned master image;And association control unit, obtain with the above-mentioned relative position as set by above-mentioned position and object determination unit and the associated sub-information of affiliated partner object, control above-mentioned recording control part, above-mentioned master image and above-mentioned sub-information associated record.

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Photographic equipment and image recording process

Technical field

The present invention relates to photographic equipments and image recording process that auxiliary data is recorded in image file.

Background technique

In recent years, the portable equipment (photographic equipment) with camera function such as digital camera carries out image procossing, has each Kind camera function.Also, in photographic equipment, there is the photographic equipment with communication function, additionally it is possible to the image for obtaining photography It is transmitted on other equipment or network.

However, previous, in photographic equipment, in image recording, by the images such as information in date of photographing, place of photographing with Outer auxiliary data carries out documentation together with image to record.That is, image file is made of image data and auxiliary data, Also the editor of image file is able to carry out after record.

Also, as disclosing No. 4519531 bulletins of Japan Patent, such device is also developed: what differentiation was recorded The object for including in original image extracts the object for assigning priority and differentiating.For example, by the way that character area is set as pair As, additionally it is possible to extract the text for including in image, and record as the auxiliary data of image data.

Summary of the invention

Photographic equipment of the invention includes recording control part, the photographed images of subject can be recorded as master image; Position and object determination unit set at least one party in the relative position and affiliated partner object in above-mentioned master image;And it closes Join control unit, obtains associated with above-mentioned relative position set by above-mentioned position and object determination unit and affiliated partner object Sub-information controls above-mentioned recording control part, and above-mentioned master image and above-mentioned sub-information are associated record.

Also, image recording process of the invention includes obtaining step, obtains the photographed images of subject as master map Picture: position and object determination step set at least one party in the relative position and affiliated partner object in above-mentioned master image;And Associated steps obtain associated with above-mentioned relative position and affiliated partner object set in above-mentioned position and object determination step Sub-information associatedly records above-mentioned master image and above-mentioned sub-information.

Above and other objects of the present invention, feature and advantage are more clearly understood from following explanation with reference to the accompanying drawings.

Detailed description of the invention

Fig. 1 is the block diagram for showing the circuit structure of photographic equipment of the 1st embodiment of the invention.

Fig. 2 is the explanatory diagram of the photography and record for illustrating master image and subgraph.

Fig. 3 is the explanatory diagram for showing the photography situation of the subgraph in association mode.

Fig. 4 A and Fig. 4 B are the explanatory diagrams of the image file for illustrating to be recorded in association mode.

Fig. 5 is the explanatory diagram for showing an example of sub-information.

Fig. 6 is the flow chart for illustrating the movement of the 1st embodiment.

Fig. 7 is the flow chart for illustrating the movement in reproduction mode.

Fig. 8 is the block diagram for showing the 2nd embodiment of the invention.

Fig. 9 is the explanatory diagram for showing the appearance of photographic equipment of the 2nd embodiment.

Figure 10 is the explanatory diagram for illustrating the example from the Internet download sub-information.

Figure 11 is the explanatory diagram for illustrating the example from the Internet download sub-information.

Figure 12 is the explanatory diagram of the image file for illustrating to be recorded in association mode.

Figure 13 is the explanatory diagram for showing an example of sub-information.

Figure 14 is the explanatory diagram for illustrating situation when reproducing.

Figure 15 is the flow chart for illustrating the movement of the 2nd embodiment.

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Hereinafter, referring to attached drawing, detailed description of embodiments of the present invention.

(the 1st embodiment)

Fig. 1 is the block diagram for showing the circuit structure of photographic equipment of the 1st embodiment of the invention.In present embodiment In, the arbitrary position in the master image photographed with user or the associated subgraph of object (sub-information) are obtained, will be led Image and subgraph (sub-information) are associatedly recorded.For example, subgraph is obtained by the shooting operation of user.

Fig. 2 to Fig. 5 is the explanatory diagram of the photography and record for illustrating master image and subgraph.

Fig. 2 shows users to pass through the situation of photography acquirement master image.As shown in Fig. 2, user 21 is holding receipts with right hand 21a It receives in the state of the shell 22 for having the circuit block of photographic equipment 10 shown in FIG. 1, photographs to subject, that is, personage 31.Personage 31 using mountain range 32 as background, stands near the stone tablet 33 of the title 33a for being carved with Δ plateau where personage 31.In photographic equipment The back side of 10 shell 22 is provided with display picture 23, and the image shown in camera shooting on the display picture 23 takes in real time Scape image 24.Fig. 2 shows the photographed images shown in camera coverage comprising personage 31, mountain range 32 and stone tablet 33 as real-time Viewfinder image 24.

User 21 presses shutter release button 22a with right hand 21a in this state, to record as 24 institute of live view image The photographed images of display.Now, it is assumed that for example user 21 is using the photographed images of the record as master image.

It in the present embodiment, can be in the association mode for associatedly recording master image and subgraph (sub-information) In acted.In association mode, user 21 can specify with which of image (hereinafter referred to as relative position) or Object (hereinafter referred to as affiliated partner object) associatedly photographs to subgraph.Fig. 2 shows in association mode, user 21 into The left-handed finger 21b that gone touches the movement of image 25 corresponding with the stone tablet 33 in live view image 24.Pass through the touching Operation is touched, the position of image 25 corresponding with the stone tablet 33 in master image is set as relative position.In such manner, it is possible to make image Position is meaningful, reads other information from the position on the image based on photographs.Image, which is appreciated, as a result, is not It stays on surface, but becomes the key that further information is read, the subsequent experience of appreciator can be made more abundant.Example Such as, in the case where the content write on the billboard or mailbox that curiosity can not be seen clearly, if touched to it, so that it may again Now further information, to meet curiosity.The following additional information for meeting the curiosity.

Fig. 3 shows the photography situation of the subgraph in association mode.User 21 is holding photographic equipment 10 with right hand 21a In the state of shell 22, the photography of subgraph corresponding with the stone tablet 33 of affiliated partner is appointed as by touch operation is carried out.Both It can photograph, can also be photographed after specified while specified.When being photographed after specified, as shown in figure 3, For example, user 21 carries out zoom operation, or change camera positions, with stone tablet 33 in the entire indication range of display picture 23 It is of photography mode, carries out the adjustment of field angle.Fig. 3 shows the state, and image 43 corresponding with stone tablet 33 is shown in entire aobvious In demonstration is enclosed.Also, " the association in the photography that expression is the subgraph in association mode is shown on the top of display picture 23 In photography " display 44.The display is important, this is because if the not display, it is as photograph that user, which can not know, Piece works photograph to master image or are photographed as information image.Also, in works photography, naturalness, tune Color, expressing gradation etc. are important, still, being capable of reading characters in the case where photography in Information Photographic to text etc. It is important, can be black and white, contrast can also be increased to unnatural and easily readable.Although including spectrum assignment or light It is different when enclosing control etc. and carry out photography control, however it can be made from main photography, easily readable text or inhibition can be become Fuzzy photography.Also, black and white or edge enhancing etc. are image procossings, can carry out appointing in photography control and image procossing One side or both sides makes the performance as auxiliary information become master image.Not only in record, in live view image display Such control can also be become into master image.In this state, user 21 presses shutter release button 22a, thus will be as real When viewfinder image 24 show photographed images be recorded as subgraph.Before the photography, display can be guided glad in main photography Reward person has the part of curiosity.For example, can be by face or text, mountain characterized by the landscape of background etc. in spectral discrimination It is determined as the candidate that photographs again, it is proposed that be shown as and obtain the relevant information in the part.For example, it may be when confirming image in photography Middle the part becomes live view image state when specifying the part with finger, further displays need letter in the portion Breath, meanwhile, it photographs while observing the live view image.It can photograph while being specified, it is above Described is this method for imaging.

Fig. 4 A and Fig. 4 B are the explanatory diagrams of the image file for illustrating to be recorded in association mode.Fig. 4 A is to illustrate only Record has the figure of the state of master image, and Fig. 4 B is to illustrate that record has the figure of the state of master image and subgraph.

As shown in Figure 4 A and 4 B shown in FIG., image file includes that the image data 45 of master image and the label as auxiliary data are believed Breath 46.It include information relevant to master image and information relevant with the photography of master image etc., such as in label information 46 Subject face information, photography place, information of photography time etc..Also, in the present embodiment, also include in label information Have subgraph assume information, the subgraph assume information be indicate using association mode photography in whether will be with the master The associated subgraph of image associatedly records or subscribes the information of record.Also, in the present embodiment, in image file It inside also include the sub-information 47 recorded in association mode.

Fig. 5 is the explanatory diagram for showing an example of sub-information.Fig. 5 is figure corresponding with the photography of Fig. 2 and Fig. 3.In this implementation In mode, sub-information is each relative position specified by user or each affiliated partner object and registers.It shows in the example of fig. 5 Picture is divided into center, upper right, bottom right, upper left, 5 regions of lower-left and the example for registering in each region sub-information.With The name that the region in picture center is accordingly registered with.The sub-information indicates and the people captured by the substantial middle of camera coverage The relevant information of name of object (personage 31 of Fig. 2 and Fig. 3).Also, being shown in FIG. 5 accordingly to record with the lower-left of picture has Pass through subgraph acquired by photography shown in Fig. 3.Also, also record, which is shown in FIG. 5, to be had by the word in the subgraph Accord with the text information on " Δ plateau " acquired by the Text region of string.In order to carry out such Text region, subgraph photograph into Capable (also comprising image procossing) control for photographing different from master image.

In Fig. 1, photographic equipment 10 has the image pickup part 11 being made of photographing elements such as CCD or cmos sensors.Camera shooting Portion 11 photographs to subject, exports photographs.Photographed images are provided to association portion 20.The association in association portion 20 controls The not shown CPU in portion 14 and memory etc. are constituted, and carry out camera control according to the program being stored in memory.Association control Portion 14 processed controls image pickup part 11 (illustration omitted), and carries out defined signal processing, example to the photographs that image pickup part 11 exports Such as color adjustment processing, matrixing processing, noise removal process, various other signal processings.

Also, association control unit 14 can execute various processing relevant to showing.Being associated with control unit 14 can be by signal Treated, and photographs is supplied to display and operation portion 17.There is LCD etc. to show picture for display and operation portion 17, show from pass The image that connection control unit 14 is provided.Also, various menus such as can also show in display and behaviour at the display by association control unit 14 Make on the display picture 23 (referring to Fig. 2) in portion 17.

Also, display and operation portion 17 have the operation portion (not shown) for accepting user's operation.As the operation portion, display It can have the touch panel for example constituted on display picture 23 with operation portion 17.Touch panel can produce and user's hand The corresponding operation signal in position on the display picture of instruction.The operation signal is supplied to association control unit 14.As a result, with In the case where touching on showing picture or sliding, association control unit 14 can detecte the touch location of user, make finger at family It is closed isolated operation (kneading operation), slide or the position reached by slide, glide direction, touch The various operations such as period, can execute processing corresponding user's operation.

Record reproducing control portion 12 can carry out processing relevant to the record of photographed images and reproduction.For example, record is again Existing control unit 12 can carry out compression processing to the photographs after signal processing, and compressed image is supplied to record portion 16 It is recorded.As record portion 16, such as card interface can be used, record portion 16 can record in the recording mediums such as storage card Image information and acoustic information etc..

Record reproducing control portion 12 can read the photographed images being recorded in record portion 16 and carry out decompression.Note Reproducing control portion 12 is recorded by the way that the photographed images after decompression are supplied to display and operation portion 17, is able to carry out record figure The reproduction of picture.

In addition, the display picture 23 of display and operation portion 17 is arranged to occupy the substantially complete of such as back side of photographic equipment 10 Portion region, cameraman confirmation can be shown in the live view figure on the display picture 23 of display and operation portion 17 in photography Picture can also carry out shooting operation while confirming live view image.

In the present embodiment, association control unit 14 can obtain master image and sub-information in association mode, and record In record portion 16.When by showing and the operation of operation portion 17, for example being specified in image to the touch operation of touch panel Position when, which is set as relative position by position and object determination unit 13.Also, when by showing and operation portion 17 When operating, for example specifying the object in image to the touch operation of touch panel, position and object determination unit 13 are right by this As object is set as affiliated partner object.In addition, position and object determination unit 13 be not only for the photographed images from image pickup part 11, and And relative position and affiliated partner object can also be set for the reproduction image reproduced from record portion 16.Determine as object Function has the face detection using the pattern of image, text detection etc., due to landscape etc. be at a distance, thus can reflect away from From information etc., sky is determined according to color, according to shape decision mountain etc. come determine object object.It can determine to allow for use in this way Family also has interest, can be prompted the suggestion photographed again to the part determined.

Sub-information is recorded in related information storage department 15.The sub-information being recorded in related information storage department 15 includes: The information of relative position or affiliated partner object and the information of also not specified relative position or affiliated partner object are specified.

Be associated with control unit 14 in association mode, using the photographed images from image pickup part 11 as master image carry out handle or Person is handled as subgraph.Sometimes the subgraph is recorded in related information storage department and is used as sub-information.Also, it closes Joining control unit 14 can also be using the various information obtained from the photographed images from image pickup part 11, such as text information as son Information obtains.Sometimes acquired sub-information is recorded in related information storage department 15 by association control unit 14.

Sub-information can be distributed by each relative position of master image or each affiliated partner object by being associated with control unit 14, pass through record Reproducing control portion 12 is recorded in record portion 16.

In the following, being illustrated referring to figure 6 and figure 7 to the movement of the embodiment constituted in this way.Fig. 6 is for illustrating to implement The flow chart of the movement of mode.Fig. 6 shows camera control.

In step s in fig. 6, association control unit 14 determines whether photograph mode.Now, it is assumed that indicate photography mould Formula.In this case, in step s 2, control image pickup part 11 starts to image association control unit 14, is taken into from image pickup part 11 Photographs.It is associated with the judgement for the subject that control unit 14 carries out in be taken into photographed images.

Control unit 14 is associated in next step S3, determines whether association mode.In the case where not being association mode, It is associated with the photographing actions that control unit 14 carries out normal mode.That is, association control unit 14 shows live view image in step s 4, Determine whether to be photographed in step s 5.When user presses shutter release button 22a, association control unit 14 is in step s 6 It photographs, defined signal processing is implemented to the photographed images from image pickup part 11, passes through record reproducing control portion 12 later Photographed images are recorded in record portion 16.

Now, it is assumed that association mode is specified by user's operation.In this case, association control unit 14 is in step S11 In, judgement specifies the photography of master image or specifies the photography of subgraph.It in the present embodiment, can be first to master map As photographing, can also first photograph to subgraph.

That is, in the present embodiment, what following mode was that by: photographic recording has master image, by each associated bit It sets or mode (hereinafter referred to as main-son that each affiliated partner object associatedly records subgraph with the master image that is recorded Association mode);And photographic recording has subgraph, by the subgraph recorded by each relative position for the master image photographed Or the mode (hereinafter referred to as son-main association mode) that each affiliated partner object is associatedly recorded.Step S23~S30 of Fig. 6 Indicate the movement of main-sub- association mode, step S12~S20, S31~S37 indicate the movement of son-main association mode.

Now, it is assumed that user specifies boss's association mode.I.e., it is assumed that photographic recording master image, user specifies subgraph The photography of picture, so that subgraph is associated with the master image recorded.In this case, association control unit 14 makes processing from step S11 is transferred to step S21, reads the master image that has recorded from record portion 16, is supplied to display and when operation portion 17 carries out regulation Between thumbnail show.Control unit 14 is associated in next step S22, determines whether selection operation master image.

Control unit 14 is associated with even across stipulated time also non-selected master image, is judged to carrying out son- The photography of subgraph in main association mode, i.e. user are not associated with and carry out the photography of subgraph with master image, make processing from step Rapid S22 is moved to step S31.

Now, since user will be such that subgraph is associated with the master image recorded, thus user carries out the selection of master image Operation.Association control unit 14 accepts the specified operation of touch location in step S23.For example, user touches the image 25 of Fig. 2 Display position.Such as picture lower-left is set as relative position by position and object determination unit 13 as a result,.Then, it is associated with control unit 14 make currently to image in image pickup part 11 in photographed images display and operation portion 17 are shown in a manner of live view image It shows on picture (step S24).User is so that relative position or affiliated partner object in master image are received in side within the vision Formula carries out camera positions or zoom operation, photographs.

Association control unit 14 determines whether to have carried out in step s 25 the shooting operation of subgraph.It is grasped when having carried out photography When making, association control unit 14 controls image pickup part 11 and is photographed (step S26).This can also be expressed as works and photograph, naturalness, Toning, expressing gradation etc. are important.In aftermentioned sub- photography, the case where photography in Information Photographic to text etc. Under, text etc. can be read and be important, however here, the photography for skipping exposure firmly or replacing color, reflecting user preferences It is important.Certainly, in order to carry out Text region etc., after can be set in live view image or just photographing, determine Which is partially characteristic step.It, can will be such but also in the live view image of S24 not only in record Aftermentioned subgraph is changed into control.Then, association control unit 14 determines whether to identify photographed images in step s 27 Text in relative position.In the case where that can identify, in order to which the text is recorded as sub-information, association control unit 14 is carried out The reading (step S28) of text information makes read text carry out sub-information (step S29).

Then, association control unit 14 is by the subgraph and read the text sub-information and associated bit that constitute by being photographed It sets, the information of affiliated partner object is recorded in together in the image file of selected master image (step S30).It can not be and only remember The side in relative position and affiliated partner object is recorded, but determines the affiliated partner object of relative position and its position, record association The both sides of position and affiliated partner object.For example, setting screen center is as relative position, and it is recorded as the object of the position It is face in kind.In this way, record has image file shown in Fig. 4 B in record portion 16.

The photograph processing of subgraph in son-main association mode carries out in step S31~S37.Step S31~S36's Processing is identical as step S24~S29 other than not specified relative position or affiliated partner object.Control unit 14 is associated in step In S37, the subgraph photographed is recorded in related information storage department 15.

Then, it is assumed that in son-main association mode, carry out the photography of master image.In this case, it is associated with control unit 14 Processing is set to be transferred to step S12 from step S11.User is in order to photograph to master image, and performing, field angle setting is laggard Row photography.For example, in the case where the stone tablet of Fig. 3 33 is photographed as subgraph, for example, as shown in Fig. 2, with packet Field angle containing the stone tablet 33 photographs to master image.

Association control unit 14 determines whether to have carried out in step s 13 the shooting operation of master image.It is grasped when having carried out photography When making, association control unit 14 controls image pickup part 11 and is photographed (step S14).The photography is compared in main photography (works photography) Important naturalness, toning, expressing gradation etc., easily readable text etc., easy detection face etc. are important, and can be black and white, It can also be improved contrast.Although carrying out photography control comprising spectrum assignment or aperture control etc., itself and master can be made It is different when photography, easily readable text can be become or inhibit fuzzy photography.Also, black and white or edge enhancing etc. are Image procossing, can carry out photography control and image procossing in either or both sides, make as auxiliary information performance become For master image.Of course, it is possible to not only in record, but also in the live view image of S12, all such control is changed For master image.Then, association control unit 14 makes photographed image confirming show (record browsing) display in step S15 On display picture 23, specified (the step S16) of relative position or affiliated partner object is accepted.At this point, as set forth above, it is possible to tool There is the part of the image of special characteristic to carry out enhancing to show.That is, the face identification being developed as detection technique and text Word identification is the representative of the identification of user's concern, and display determined such part, as the candidate that photographs again, be surrounded with frame, or Person changes color or indicated with arrows, carries out suggestion to user and shows.Also, in the case where range data can be obtained, Also it can detecte background, determine sky and mountain etc., it is the information such as mountain where that mountain is obtained in a manner of conversational.At this point, in addition to road It other than mark, destination display board, can also photograph, can also be photographed to guidance book etc. to hand-held map etc., energy It is enough that only place progress information is shown.User can not remember sometimes photographs etc. to guidance book, can show suggestion: " right Hand-held map or guidance book is photographed " etc..Such display information can recorde in record portion 16.User can specify It will clap with the now captured associated subgraph of master image in which of master image.For example, being Fig. 3 in subgraph In the case where the image 43 of stone tablet 33, in the case where being imaged to master image shown in Fig. 2, user touches a left side for picture Lower position.Association control unit 14 is associated the specified of position or affiliated partner object as a result,.

Control unit 14 is associated in step S17, makes the guide look for indicating the sub-information being stored in related information storage department 15 Icon be shown on the display picture 23 of display and operation portion 17.User specifies sub-information by referring to the display.

Control unit 14 is associated in step S18, determines whether to specify sub-information.In the case where having specified, association control Portion 14 processed is in step S19, to the image file addition record sub-information of master image.Also, not specified son at the appointed time In the case where information, only record has carried out the specified master image (step S20) of relative position or affiliated partner object.

Fig. 7 is the flow chart for illustrating the movement in reproduction mode.

Control unit 14 is associated in the step S41 of Fig. 7, determines whether to specify reproduction mode.Association control unit 14 is referring to In the case where having determined reproduction mode, in step S42, the master image recorded is read from record portion 16, is supplied to display and behaviour The guide look for making the progress stipulated time of portion 17 is shown.Control unit 14 is associated in next step S43, determines whether to carry out image Selection operation.When having carried out image selection, control unit 14 is associated in step S44, selected image is shown entire On picture (amplification display).

In the present embodiment, association control unit 14 determines whether to be changed to association photography in step S45.In this reality It applies in mode, even if the photography of subgraph can also be carried out in reproduction mode.When indicating association photography by user, close Connection control unit 14 makes processing be transferred to step S46, determines whether there is the specified of touch location.The judgement of step S46 is and Fig. 6 The identical judgement of the judgement of step S23, after, processing is transferred to the step S24 of Fig. 6.

In this way, in the present embodiment, even if in the reproduction mode of master image, it also being capable of specified associations position or association Object is photographed and is saved again to subgraph.

In the case where not indicating to change to association photography, association control unit 14 makes processing be transferred to step from step S45 S51, determines whether user has carried out the processing that other modes are returned to from reproduction mode.

Then, if not carrying out being associated with control unit 14 in step S52 to the change of association photography in reproduction mode In, determine whether to have carried out the touch operation of specified associations position or affiliated partner object.When having carried out touch operation, from association Information storage part 15 reads and passes through relative position specified by the touch operation or the relevant sub-information of affiliated partner object, provides It is shown to display and operation portion 17.

In this way, user can display and operation portion 17 display picture 23 on, in master image relative position or Affiliated partner object shows sub-information.Also, as shown in the example of figure 5, sometimes about defined relative position or affiliated partner object Record has multiple sub-informations.In this case, user, which can delete, is judged as unwanted sub-information.Control unit 14 is associated in step In rapid S54, the selection of the sub-information to be deleted is accepted.When specifying the sub-information to be deleted, control unit 14 is associated with from association Information storage part 15 deletes sub-information corresponding with the delete operation.

So in the present embodiment, it is possible to specify relative position or affiliated partner object in master image distribute sub-information It is recorded.As sub-information, the photographed images taken or the information obtained from photographed images can recorde, it can be in master map The desired information of further user records in such a way that user is desired as in.

(the 2nd embodiment)

Fig. 8 is the block diagram for showing the 2nd embodiment of the invention.Also, Fig. 9 is to show the photography of the 2nd embodiment to set The explanatory diagram of standby appearance.

Present embodiment is applied to be equipped with the tablet PC (personal computer) of lens type camera.It can be using intelligence electricity Words or portable phone and replace tablet PC.On the display unit 68 of tablet PC 61, as described later, shows and taken a picture using lens type The photographed images that machine 51 obtains.

In fig. 8, it is provided with camera communication unit 62 in tablet PC 61, is provided in lens type camera 51 logical Letter portion 55, tablet PC 61 and lens type camera 51 are configured to be in communication with each other via these communication units 62,55.

As shown in figure 9, installation utensil 71 is equipped with to disassembly ease in the shell 61a of tablet PC 61, in installation utensil The mounting portion 72 for installing lens type camera 51 is provided on 71.Lens type camera 51 is provided with mounting portion in base end side Mounting portion 51b is mounted in the mounting portion 72 of installation utensil 71 by 51b by insertion or screw-in etc..

In addition, in the present embodiment, tablet PC 61 has control lens type camera 51 and controls master image and subgraph The photography of picture and the function of record, however about the function, some or all of function can be arranged and take a picture in lens type 51 side of machine.

The image pickup part 52 with optical system 52a is provided in lens type camera 51.It is provided in image pickup part 52 Shot object image is directed to camera shooting by optical system 52a by the photographing element (not shown) being made of CCD or cmos sensor etc. The imaging surface of element.Optical system 52a has to be set as the movable focusing of focusing state by focusing in lens barrel 51a Camera lens and the varifocal mirror head etc. that zoom is carried out under focusing state.Also, optical system 52a, which has, drives these camera lenses and aperture Mechanism part (not shown).Control unit 53 controls the mechanism part of optical system 52a, to these focus lens, zoom lens and light Circle carries out drive control.

It is related that operation portions 54, the photographies for carrying out to user such as operation ring 54a are provided in lens type camera 51 Parameter, parameter for example relevant to focusing, zoom and aperture setting operation.Control unit 53 detects the user to operation portion 54 It operates and carries out the control based on testing result.Control unit 53 is made of CPU etc., according to the user's operation to operation portion 54 and is come From the signal of aftermentioned tablet PC 61, each portion of lens type camera 51 is controlled.

The control unit 53c that photographs generates focusing signal, zoom signal and aperture control signal, to the focusing of optical system 52a, Zoom and aperture carry out drive control.Also, driving signal is supplied to photographing element by photography control unit 53c, controls subject Camera shooting.

Image processing part 53b can be provided to the photographed images from photographing element, implement as defined in image signal process, Such as color adjustment processing, matrixing processing, noise removal process, various other signal processings, it is supplied to record portion later 56 are recorded.Such as IC memory can be used as record portion 56.Also, image processing part 53b can be by photographed images Tablet PC 61 is forwarded to via communication unit 55.

Shot information processing unit 53a can obtain the mirror of the camera lens state of zoom lens, focus lens etc., aperture state etc. Head relevant information, is forwarded to tablet PC 61 via communication unit 55.It include focusing position, shooting visual field in camera lens relevant information The information of the distance of the optical axis directions such as the range of depth.

Communication unit 55 can with the camera that is set in tablet PC 61 between communication unit 62 via defined transmission path Diameter is communicated.As transmitting path, it can use and use wired and wireless various transmitting paths, such as USB The nothings such as (Universal Serial Bus, universal serial bus) cable, Wifi (Wireless Fidelity, Wireless Fidelity) The transmitting path etc. of line LAN.It, can be according to the control of tablet PC 61 when control unit 53 establishes communication between tablet PC 61 Portion 65 is photographed by control, and photographed images and camera lens relevant information can be forwarded to tablet PC 61.

The control unit 65 of tablet PC 61 is made of such as CPU etc. and controls each portion of tablet PC 61.The output of control unit 65 is used In the signal of the image pickup part 52 of driving lens type camera 51, and receive the photographed images from lens type camera 51.Control Portion 65 carries out defined signal processing to the photographed images received, such as color adjustment processing, matrixing processing, noise are gone Except processing, various other signal processings.

Operation portion 66 is also equipped in tablet PC 61.Operation portion 66 (not shown) is opened by be arranged in tablet PC 61 The various operation portions such as pass, key, software keyboard are constituted, and are generated the operation signal based on user's operation, are output to control unit 65.Control Portion 65 controls each portion according to operation signal.

Control unit 65 can carry out the record of photographed images and reproduce relevant processing.For example, control unit 65 can be to letter Number treated, and photographs carries out compression processing, and compressed image is supplied to record portion 64 and is recorded.As record Portion 64, can use the various recording mediums such as IC memory, and record portion 64 can record image information in recording medium With acoustic information etc..

Display control section 67 executes various processing relevant to display.Display control section 67 can be provided from control unit 65 Photographs after signal processing is supplied to display unit 68.There is display unit 68 LCD etc. to show picture 68a (referring to Fig.1), show Show the image being provided from display control section 67.Also, display control section 67 such as can also show various menus aobvious at the display Show on the display picture 68a in portion 68.Control unit 65 can read the photographed images being recorded in record portion 64 and unzip it Processing.Display control section 67 is able to carry out record image by the way that the photographed images after decompression are supplied to display unit 68 Reproduction.

Touch panel (not shown) is provided on the display picture 68a of display unit 68.Touch panel can produce and use The corresponding operation signal in position on display picture 68a that family finger indicates.The operation signal is fed into control unit 65.By This, user show picture 68a on touch or sliding in the case where, control unit 65 can detecte user touch location, Finger is set to be closed isolated operation (kneading operation), slide or position, the sliding side reached by slide To, touch during etc. various operations, processing corresponding user's operation can be executed.By the touch panel, it is able to carry out Relative position or affiliated partner object it is specified.

In addition, display unit 68 is arranged to occupy the substantially the entirety of region of such as front surface of tablet PC 61, user can be Using lens type camera 51 photography when confirmation be shown in display unit 68 display picture 68a on photographed images, Ke Yi Shooting operation is carried out while confirming photographed images.

Also, in the present embodiment, tablet PC 61 has network connection 63.Network connection 63 is controlled by control unit 65 System, can be by wirelessly or non-wirelessly connecting with the Internet lines (not shown).Network connection 63 can be according to operation portion 66 User's operation accesses to website, carries out data transmit-receive corresponding user's operation and carries out under the desired data of user It carries.In the present embodiment, the data to be downloaded not only can be directly specified by user, can also be taken automatically by control unit 65 ?.

Control unit 65 have in the 1st embodiment position and object determination unit 13 and the both sides for being associated with control unit 14 Identical function is able to carry out the movement in association mode.For example, control unit 65 can be set according to the touch operation of user Relative position or affiliated partner object, and can correspond to set relative position or affiliated partner object, it is same with the 1st embodiment Sample, sub-information is obtained from the photographed images of lens type camera 51.

Also, in the present embodiment, the information that record has the residence of user registration to register in record portion 64 sometimes, control Information that the residence is registered and other information being recorded in record portion 64 can be used as sub-information by portion 65 processed.

Also, in the present embodiment, control unit 65 can also will by data acquired by network connection 63 as Sub-information and be associatedly recorded in record portion 64 with relative position or affiliated partner object.

Figure 10 and Figure 11 is the explanatory diagram for illustrating the example from the Internet download sub-information.

Figure 10 shows the situation that user obtains master image by photographing.As shown in Figure 10, user 81 is using right hand 81a In the state of the shell 61a for having held the circuit module of tablet PC 61 for being accommodated with Fig. 8, by lens type camera 51 to shot Body, that is, personage 91 photographs.Personage 91 is stood near the bulletin board 93 for being shown as " concert " using wall 92 as background.In shell The back side of body 61a is provided with display picture 68a, and the image i.e. live view in camera shooting is shown on display picture 68a Image 85.Figure 10 is shown shows the photographed images conduct comprising including personage 91, wall 92 and bulletin board 93 in camera coverage Live view image 85.

User 81 presses shutter release button 61b with right hand 81a in this state, to record as 85 institute of live view image The photographed images of display.Now, it is assumed that for example user 81 is using the photographed images of the record as master image.

In the present embodiment, it is able to carry out dynamic in the association mode for associatedly recording master image and subgraph Make.In association mode, user 81 can specified associations position or affiliated partner object in the picture, it is specified that subgraph is taken the photograph Shadow.Also, as described above, additionally it is possible in association mode, be obtained and associated bit set in image via the Internet lines It sets or the corresponding sub-information of affiliated partner object.

Now, it is assumed that user 81 obtains sub-information from the Internet lines in association mode.For example it is assumed that user 81 carries out The operation of the image 87 in live view image 85 corresponding with bulletin board 93 is touched using left hand 81b.By the touch operation, The position of image 87 corresponding with bulletin board 93 in master image is set as relative position, is transferred to acquirement and the relative position The sub-information of relevant sub-information obtains mode.

Figure 11 shows the situation of the acquirement of the sub-information in association mode.In sub-information acquirement mode, by associated bit Text region processing for the image set etc. obtains the text information of relative position.Also, in sub-information acquirement mode, carry out with The connection of the Internet lines shows that information obtains picture 95 on display picture 68a.User 81 holds plate with left hand 81b PC61 touches the index button 96 being shown on information acquirement picture 95 by the touch operation of right hand 81a.Carry out as a result, with Retrieval of the text information as keyword acquired by the relative position obtains the information with the text information association.

It, can will be related to the player for example, in the case where achieving the name of player as text information Profile (profile) information obtained as sub-information.Also, the case where playing song name is being achieved as text information Under, voice data of the performance song name etc. can be obtained as sub-information.

Figure 12 is the explanatory diagram of the image file for illustrating to be recorded in association mode.As shown in figure 12, image text Part includes the image data 45 of master image and the label information 46 as auxiliary data.In label information 46 include and master map As relevant information and information relevant to the photography of master image etc., such as subject face information, photography place, photography time Information etc..It also include that subgraph assumes information in label information, which assumes that information is indicated in association mode Whether in photography the information of record associatedly will have been had recorded or has subscribed with the associated subgraph of the master image.Also, It also include the sub-information 47 recorded in association mode in image file.Record and relative position or affiliated partner object pair Each institute's information answered is as sub-information 47.For example, including based on the letter of the text acquired by the relative position or affiliated partner object The information of URL information, the associated with name of breath etc. etc..

Figure 13 is the explanatory diagram for showing an example of sub-information.Figure 13 is figure corresponding with Figure 10 and Figure 11.In this embodiment party In formula, sub-information is each relative position specified by user or each affiliated partner object and registers.The example of Figure 13, which is shown, to be directed to Object, that is, subject on picture is registered the example of sub-information by each personage, the face of each personage and each text.For personage It is registered with name, also, the face about personage, is registered with URL information and filename etc..Also, about text, record has sound Information, URL information and filename etc..Filename is used for audio files of the designated recorder in record portion 64.The audio files can To be previously recorded in record portion 64, and can also be obtained in above-mentioned sub-information acquirement mode.

User, by touching relative position, can prompt sub-information in the reproduction of master image.Figure 14 is for illustrating this The explanatory diagram of situation.As shown in figure 14, for example, in the case that record has sub-information shown in Figure 13 in record portion 64, user 81 by touch is shown in display picture 68a on reproduce image 97 in bulletin board image 98 position, can reproduce with Voice data as sub-information of the position of the image 97 of bulletin board as relative position.Figure 14 shows output based on the sound The sound output 99 of data.

In the following, the movement of 5 pairs of embodiments constituted in this way is illustrated referring to Fig.1.Figure 15 is for illustrating the 2nd implementation The flow chart of the movement of mode.Identical label is enclosed to the step identical as Fig. 6 in Figure 15 and is omitted the description.

Step S23, S71 of Figure 15~S77 indicates the movement of main-sub- association mode, step S12~S20, S81~S87 Indicate the movement of son-main association mode.

Now, it is assumed that specified main-sub- association mode of user.I.e., it is assumed that photographic recording master image, the specified son of user The acquirement of information, so that sub-information is associated with the master image recorded.In this case, control unit 65 makes processing from step S11 It is transferred to step S21, the master image recorded is read from record portion 16, display is supplied to and operation portion 17 carries out the stipulated time Thumbnail is shown.Control unit 65 determines whether selection operation master image in next step S22.

Control unit 65 is judged to carrying out son-main pass even across stipulated time also non-selected master image The acquirement of sub-information in gang mould formula, i.e. user are not associated with and to carry out the acquirement of sub-information with master image, make processing from step S22 is moved to step S81.

Now, as it is assumed that user will be such that sub-information is associated with the master image recorded, thus user carries out master image Selection operation.Control unit 65 accepts the specified operation of touch location in step S23.For example, user touches the image 87 of Figure 10 Display position.The image 87 of bulletin board is set as affiliated partner object by control unit 65 as a result,.Then, control unit 65 judgement be The no sub-information that specifies obtains mode (step S71).Control unit 65 is in the case where specifying sub-information acquirement mode, in step Show that information shown in Figure 11 obtains picture 95 in S72.

User obtains the index button 96 on picture 95 by operation information and retrieves.Search key can be by user Oneself input, can also be set by control unit 65 using text strings acquired by the image from affiliated partner object.Control unit 65 Determine whether to have occurred retrieval input in step S73, when there is retrieval to input, carries out in corresponding with retrieval input perhaps The acquirement (step S74) of URL.That is, control unit 65 controls network connection 63 and connect with the Internet lines, from corresponding website Download information.Control unit 65 by acquired sub-information and relative position, affiliated partner object information together be recorded in it is selected Master image image file in (step S77).

Also, control unit 65 is in step S73, in the case where network inputs do not occur, obtains subgraph as son letter Breath, makes the photographed images from lens type camera 51 be shown (step S75) in a manner of live view image, in step The processing photographed etc. is carried out in S76.In subgraph photography, when photography in Information Photographic to text etc., Can reading characters be important, can be black and white, contrast can also be improved unnatural and easily readable.Although comprising exposing Photocontrol or aperture control etc. and carry out photography control, however can make it from main photography when, is different, can become easily readable The photography that text or inhibition obscure.Also, black and white or edge enhancing etc. be image procossing, preferably carry out photography control and Either in image procossing or both sides, the performance as auxiliary information is made to become master image.Not only in record, Er Qie When the live view image of S75, such control can be changed into master image.In this way, in this case, control unit 65 will Acquired subgraph and relative position, affiliated partner object information together be recorded in the image file of selected master image (step S77).

The acquirement processing of sub-information in son-main association mode carries out in step S81~S87.Step S81~S86's It handles identical as step S71~S76.Acquired sub-information is recorded in record portion 64 by control unit 65 in step S87.

Other effects are identical as the 1st embodiment.In this embodiment, when obtaining sub-information, due to being not limited to image Information, thus can recorde music, perhaps can recorde place name or can suggest that display takes according to the information of spectral discrimination ?.Carried out in the picture Text region as a result, " as long as concert " or " concert ", so that it may supervise music to remember Record.This actually on can record, can also download.In the shape or color for detecting the unique mountains and rivers in landscape portion, ocean or In the case where movement of person's wave etc., sub-information can be set as place name.In the case where place name, cooperate as long as obtaining with GPS Cartographic information.About colored and animal etc., suggestion can be carried out in a manner of cooperating with illustrated handbook.In these cases, with Textual form is shown on display unit, or carries out suggestion with sound transmitting.

Effect identical with the 1st embodiment can be obtained in the present embodiment in this way, and will can not only be taken the photograph The image of shadow or the information recorded as sub-information, and can using the information obtained from the Internet lines as sub-information, It is able to carry out more effective information record.

Moreover, as the equipment of photography, be described using digital camera in the embodiments of the present invention, However as camera, it can be lens type camera, the simple eye reflex camera of number, small digital camera, be also possible to The camera of dynamic image as video camera, video camera, and can certainly be built in portable phone, smart phone Camera in equal portable information terminals (PDA:Personal Digital Assist, personal digital assistant) etc..And it is possible to Be industry as endoscope, microscope use, therapeutic medical optical device, be also possible to supervision camera, vehicle-mounted camera, The camera of fixed, such as being mounted on television receiver, personal computer in camera.

The present invention is not limited to the respective embodiments described above, can be in implementation phase in the model without departing substantially from present subject matter Enclose interior deformed to constituent element to embody.Also, by the way that multiple constituent elements disclosed in the respective embodiments described above are fitted Work as combination, various inventions can be formed.It is wanted for example, several compositions can be deleted from whole constituent element shown in embodiment Element.Furthermore, it is possible to which the constituent element in different embodiments is appropriately combined.

In addition, being used for convenience's sake " first about the motion flow in the scope of the claims, the description and the appended drawings First ", " then " etc. is described, however is not meant to implement in the order.Also, constitute each of these motion flows Step is directed to the part for not influencing inventive nature, it is of course possible to appropriate to omit.

Also, the control and function in technology described herein, mainly illustrated in flow charts can pass through program mostly It sets, executes the program by being obtained by computer, may be implemented above-mentioned control and function.The program can be by its entirety Either part of records or be stored in computer program product below, i.e., floppy disk, CD-ROM etc., nonvolatile memory Deng removable medium, hard disk, volatile memory etc. storage medium in, can be when product is delivered or via removable Medium or communication line are circulated or are provided.User is via the downloaded program and is installed in computer, or Person is installed in computer from recording medium, so as to the photographic equipment of present embodiment easy to accomplish.

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1. a kind of photographic equipment, which is characterized in that the photographic equipment includes
The photographed images of subject can be recorded as master image by recording control part;
Position and object determination unit set at least one party in the relative position and affiliated partner object in the master image;With And
It is associated with control unit, is obtained and the relative position set by the position and object determination unit and affiliated partner object phase Associated sub-information controls the recording control part, and the master image and the sub-information are associated record;
Wherein, the association control unit controls image pickup part, in the method pair different from the photography control of the master image Image procossing is carried out with the relative position and the associated subgraph of affiliated partner object, the subgraph conduct after obtaining image procossing The sub-information;
The photographic equipment also has the display control section for showing the master image, and the display control section is in the master map The suggestion that subgraph photography is carried out when the photography of picture is shown.
2. photographic equipment according to claim 1, which is characterized in that
The position and object determination unit be designated position in the shown master image and set the relative position and At least one party in affiliated partner object.
3. photographic equipment according to claim 1, which is characterized in that
The association control unit accordingly records the sub-information for each relative position or the affiliated partner object.
4. photographic equipment according to claim 1, which is characterized in that
The association control unit is directed to the master image shot and obtains the sub-information.
5. photographic equipment according to claim 1, which is characterized in that
The sub-information that the association control unit will obtain distributes to the master image of shooting.
6. a kind of image recording process, which is characterized in that described image recording method includes
Obtaining step obtains the photographed images of subject as master image:
Position and object determination step set at least one party in the relative position and affiliated partner object in the master image;With And
Associated steps obtain and the relative position set in the position and object determination step and affiliated partner object phase Associated sub-information associates the master image and the sub-information record;Wherein, with the photography control with the master image It makes different methods pair and the relative position and the associated subgraph of affiliated partner object carries out image procossing, obtain image procossing Subgraph afterwards is as the sub-information;
Described image recording method further include:
The suggestion that subgraph photography is carried out in the photography of the master image is shown.
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