GB2412529A - Printing images in passport format - Google Patents

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GB2412529A
GB2412529A GB0511671A GB0511671A GB2412529A GB 2412529 A GB2412529 A GB 2412529A GB 0511671 A GB0511671 A GB 0511671A GB 0511671 A GB0511671 A GB 0511671A GB 2412529 A GB2412529 A GB 2412529A
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    • H04N1/387Composing, repositioning or otherwise geometrically modifying originals
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    • H04N1/3873Repositioning or masking defined only by a limited number of coordinate points or parameters, e.g. corners, centre; for trimming
    • H04N1/3875Repositioning or masking defined only by a limited number of coordinate points or parameters, e.g. corners, centre; for trimming combined with enlarging or reducing

Abstract

A method of printing an image in a passport format comprises providing an electronic image file (e.g. from a camera 122 or a scanner 118) to a computer 102, scaling the image and printing it in passport format. Optionally only a part of the image may be printed, either by manual selection or by means of face-recognition software 108. The specification also discloses the option of selecting other print formats.

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PASSPORT PHO'I'OG RrH (GENII Ri\'l'lON,SYS'rF.M B.CK(..I'?.()I1NI) {!11

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Field of the invention.

'I'he present uiventon reiates generally to electromc rmaglrig devices, and, more particularly, to a photograph generation system that operates In conjunction with a computer processing system to automatcaliy punt a selected Image in a predetermined or user spec' flied format 0 Related Art.

Personal computers, scanners, porters and other electrode devotees are becoming readily available to the average consumer Such electronic devices are useful for developing documents, sending and retnevng eleetrome mall (when connected to the Intemet), and pirating documents. Typically, when an image Is to be punted, the image is either developed by or delivered electronically to a computer and then f'ornnatted by punter software located on the computer prior to panting. The carnage is then delivered electronically from the computer to a printer, which renders the Image on paper.

With the inh-odueton and widespread availability of digital cameras and other image capturing devices, more and more photographic quality images are being nude available in electrome form. 'I'hese photographic images can be printed by "photographic quality'' punters that are becoming widely available. Typically, a file containing an electronic represertatiori of the finage Is supphed to a computer from, for example a digital still camera or a digital video camera. Altematively, a scanner can be used to convert a photograph, or other image, Into an electronic format. which Is then supphed to a computer The computer processes the electronic repr-esentatlon of the image and then del;;crs the clcctron;c representation ol'iLc image to the pnncer The grunter rcceves the iectromc repiesenTanon oi the image cLild Icoderb a plnjCo-aph-l'ce pruil ol'tl; m;,gc tYtlvl! i)t'llLllI'' .1'.t i,1t,-.S, Slid.,,. tit Shiv 1itiv ttI] v IO,.1 i.;... .ij.

or;:,lnil elecir.)nc re:resental;oin ol' the use Ad by the Uniter use d lo Fruit the indulge.

s When printing photograph-like uIlages' there are tulles when t would be desirable to have the ability to paint a particular (or Redefined) size unclge. I7urthemlore, oftentunes it would lee desuab!c for the user of the processing system to have the ability to determine the i:brmat and size of tliC printed hllage.

Therefore, there Is a need in the industry to address the above-mentioned lo deficiencies and inadequacies.

SUMMARY

The uventon IS a system for selecting a particular size image to pant composing a computer adapted to receive an electronic Image file and a photograph generation software component In communication with the computer. The photograph generation software component is adapted to analyze the electronic image file and present to a user a plurality of image formats from which the user selects a desired format I'he ulvelltioll can also be conceptualized as a method for sclccLing a particular size image to print. 'I'he method includes the steps of providing an electronic nnage Lyle to a computer, selecting the electronic Image file, and presenting to a user a plurality of image formats from which the user selects a desired forrriat with W}liC}1 to print the selected electronic ullage lisle ? BRIEI D,IISCRlPl'iON Of THE, ORAWliN'GS The present invention, as defined no the claims, con be belter -ndersix^, I with rcte-crc If, the rolloiil av i its n! To a,t,,, r!, ,4 it; ;_,,,, necessarily to scale relative l.o each other. emphasis instead heLnO placed upon clearly illusLraLing Llie pi ucples oi ice present. nvenhon.

FIG. I Is a scheniahc view illustahng an exemplar computer system In which the photograph genel-aLon system of the present invention resides FIG. 2 Is a schematic view Illustrating the user interface and photograph generation system of FIG. l.

FIG. 3 is a flow diagram llustrahng the operation of the photograph generation system of FIG. l FIG. 4A is a graphical illustration showing the operation of the photograph generation system ofFIG. 1.

FIG. 4B is a schematic view llustrahng a user interface of the photograph generation system of FM. l.

[lG. TIC is a schematic view Illustrating an alternative user interface of the photograph generahon system of FlG. l.

DETAINED DESCRIPTION OF TH1I lNVENl'l()N

The photograph generation system of the invention can be Implemented in software (e.,gl., firmware), hardware, or a combination thereof. In the currently contemplated best mode, the photograph generation system Is Implemented in software and executed by a special or general purpose computer, such as a personal computer (P(:, lBM-compatible, Apple-compaible, or otherwise), workstation, mmcompLLter, CJr mamfjame computer An example ol a general purpose computer that can imple??lent the photogr ph gcr ernt?on system of the mve:ltion is sloven ill 1-1(,.

?.;J; ] IS.) Flak d!,]?:! !!.!'l!::!!2 " '2''"2'!! A:'.] 2;_.',;:'C''2- ;, .,+_.; i(, iii.i hcludes the photograph gencrat?o?l system 9()() of tle invention Belle sysLcn- 100 s n?ciades a general purpose computer 102 tilat card inplerment the plolo;,r-apl generation system 200 Generally, in terms of' hardware arcbtecture, as show'? in FIG. 1, the computer 102 includes a processor 1()4, memory 1()6, a disk drive 112, an input interface 144, a video ntertace 146 and an output interface 154 that are connected together and can communicate with each other via a local interface 114. The local 0 interface 114 can be, for example but not limited to, one or more buses or other wired or wireless connections, as ?S known no the art. The local interface 114 may have additional elements, which are omitted for simplicity, such as bul'fers (caches), drivers, and controllers, to enable communications. Further, the local Interface 114 includes address, control, and data connections to enable appropriate communications among the aforementioned components.

The processor 104 Is a hardware device for executing software that can be stored In memory 106. The processor 104 can be any custom made or commercially available processor, a central processing unit (CPU) or an auxiliary processor among several processors associated with the computer 102, and a microchip based microprocessor or a rnacroprocessor. Examples of suitable connercrally available i.'<,I,,) microprocessors are as follows: an 80x86 or Pentum series microprocessor Tom Intel 1 -1 J (," Ye' 7 Corporation, U.S.A, a PowerPC, microprocessor from IBM, U.S.A., a Sparc microprocessor from Sun Microsystems, Inc. a PA-RISC series microprocessor from Hewlett-Packard Company, IJ.S.A, or a 6Xxxx series microprocessor from Motorola Corporation, IJ.S.A The memory l()6 can McBride am; one O! combination of volatlc mcmor} eierOcnis (elk. , arltiol-r, access mern,fv (Rove such as kvi. GRAM, em.) and 11. Bile 1iL;..t,I: CiLtitlli., TIC at, .' !, '\\ jail, ;1tl] t' ail I Vet, td1-', ' i ji\;}iYi, t'vt.,.

Mc,rec,cr, the nICniOf) 106 ULl) mcorporale eleclroulc, nlagnetc, optical, andior other types of storage mesa Note that the memory l Of j can have a drstnbuted architecture, where various components are situated remote from one another, but can be accessed by the processor 1 ()4.

The input interface 144 can receive commands from, for exai-nple, keyboard 148 via connection 162 and from mouse 152 via connection 164 and transfer those lo commands over the local interface 114 to the processor 104 and the memory 106. The video interface 146 supplies a video output signal via connection 166 to the display 156 The display 156 can be a conventional CR'I' based display device, or can be any other display device, such as a liquid crystal display (LCD) or other type of display.

The output interface 154 sends printer commands via connection 168 to the punter 158. 'lPhe modulator/demodulator (modem) 142 can be any communication device capable of connectu1g the computer 102 to an external network 126. The network 126 may be a wide area network (WAN) or local area network (LAN).

01forrmaton m the forth of photographic images can be supplied to the computer- 102 via the data capture elenient 116. The data capture element 116 receives electrorilc unag,es from a variety of different image sources. For example, the data capture element 116 receives clect:ronc images t'rom the scanner 118 via connection 138, from a digital camera 122 via connection 136 or from another input source 124 via connection 134 Alternatively, the modem 142 can be used to access network 126, through which the other mnut mu -ce 124 commumcates Ma connection 128 to delver electronic image files to the computer 102 and to the photograph generairon system 9()() Yet anoibe mariner In which an elcctromc none may he Traded to the photograph generation system 2O() Is wlicre an electric mean Is :)--! tl- Jt ulna 1 ? ! I! . 1. I;t.- L 4. it ibid <..il,lL! 102 as shown:,r can be external to the computer 102 C)nce are; electromc nnage is made available to the phoLo,raph generation system 2()(), the photograph generabor1 system 2()0 can capture portions of the mirage and punt those selected portions of the image us ' predel.ennned size and format 'I'he selected portions of the carnage can be defined by the user of tl.e photograph generator system 200, or can be autornatcally identified by, for example, face recognition lo software 108 Face recognition software 108 automatically identifies faces in an image and can be used to identify the selected punt subject.

The software In memory l 06 may mclude one or more separate programs, each of which cornpases an ordered listing of executable Instructions for rmplementmg logical functions. in the example of FIG 1, the software m the memory 1()6 includes the photograph generation system 200, face recognition software 108 and a suitabl operating system (O/S) 110. A nonexhaustve list of examples of suitable Jib or,9) corTrrercrally available operating systems 110 Is as follows a WindowsJoperating (rid 7.. ,) system from Microsoft Corporation, U.S.A., a Netwarel operating system available ti.,.; from Novell, Inc., U.S.A., or a UNIXIoperating system, which is available for purchase f'rorn many vendors, such as l-lewlettPackard Company, lJ.S.A., Sun Microsystems, Inc., and AT&T Corporation, U S A. The operating system 110 essentially controls the execution of other computer programs, such as the photograph generation system and the face recognition software ION, and provides schcdulng, input-output control. file and data management, memory management, cmd comm.'nicatun control 2s and related services Tile processor 104 and opera.tmg system 1'() define a computer platform, for Munich appUcaton programs, such as the photograph generalon system 20(:) nil higher level nrog.'ra!nm!ng!anguagcs ale ntter,.

1'tle C(]i!)Llt!i). l;'t I, If A.l2 \^ ;.!' It'iL't;S ti basic input OLltpUt system (BIOS) (omitted for simplicity) lhc 1310S is a set of essential soliwclre routines that lest hardware se. startup, start the O/Si 110, and support the transfer oi data among the hardware devices. The BTOS Is stored In ROM as that it can be executed when the computer 102 is activated When the computer]02 Is in operation, the processor 104 is configured to execute software stored within the memory 106, to eommumcate data to and from the 0 memory 104, and to generally control operations of the computer 102 pursuant to the software The photograph generation program 200 and the O/S 110, in whole or in part, but typically the latter, are read by the processor 1()4, perhaps buffered within the processor 104, and then executed.

When the photograph generation system 200 Is Implemented In software, as is is shown in FIG. l, it should be noted that the photograph generation system 200 can be stored on any computer readable medium for use by or m connection with any computer related system or method. In the context of this document, a computer readable mediurll is an eiectromc, magnetic, optical, or other physical device or means that can contain or store a computer program for use by or in connection with a computer related system or metlod The photograph generation system 200 can be embodied In any computer-readable medium for use by or In connection with an instruction execution system, apparatus, or device, such as a computerbased syste processor-contaning system, or other system that can fetch the mstnictions from the mstructon execution system, apparatus, or devotee and execute the mstnctiQns. In the context of this ciocument, a "computer-readable me diurn" can be amy means that can Ale L conram, store. communicate, propagalc, or tnmspo the program for use by or m cinnechon w ith the nstr!chon c xecuton syst!!=, apparatus, o,- device Tlie con.p.itef reai.,r'T Neil r:, Ilf' f;!- I'' \11t'1t' He'd ""it 1'''!'t'l I:', 212 '74"_i'-',:2''C:.:.;_;.-, optical electromagrnchc' Infrared, or semcorldctor system, apparatus, device, or s propagation medium More specific examples (a nonexl'.aLstive list) of tle compuierreadable medium would include the followmg- an electrical conriecton (electronic) having one or more wires, a portable computer diskette (magnetic), random access memory (RAM) (electromc), a read-only memory (ROM) (eLectromc), an erasable progrramrnable read-only memory (EPROM or Flash memory) (electronic), an optical fiber (optical), and a portable compact disc read-only memory (CDROM) (optical) Note that the computerreadable medium could even be paper or another suitable medium upon which the program Is printed, as the progrram can be electronically captured, via for instance optical scanning of the paper or other medium, then compiled, Interpreted or otherwise processed In a suitable manner If necessary, and then stored in a computer memory In an alternative embodiment, where the photograph generation system 200 is mplenlented Hi hardware, the photograph generation system 200 can be implemented with any or a combination of the following technologies, which are each well known in the art. a discrete logic crcuit(s) havmg logic gates for Implementing logic functions upon data signals, an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) having appropriate combinational logic gates, a progranable gate array(s) (PGA), a field programmable gate aptly (PP(;A), eye.

FIG. 2 is a schenratrc view illustrating the input interface 144 and photo generation system 2()0 of FIG. I the photograph generation system 2()0 enables an electronic representation of an m1 age to be processed by a computer and delivered to a printer for pnutmg m chosen fonnat when the mlaoe is disl?layed to a user of a completer system, the invent.-, enables the DISC! to se!' ct porluns cuff the nrage for -,7 hi,1! my 113 ' 5r'1-r2leri '?!:"''' 3" '"'a"'- 7 i! . ; ! !!":! 7 i 7. .- May have a selection fiom wh7cl to choose the snore and Rat n] which the nnage will be printed For exmpie, the Invention Is useful for tonnatti7lg an electrQmc representation of an Image mto "passport" size for pnntmg The "passport" size 7ntge is photographically printed and 1rnmedately available for submission to the passport office Other predefinesl sizes and formats are also possible Furthermore, it is possible for the user to specify the size and format of the printed unage.

The Input interface 144 receives Input commands from the keyboard 148 via cormecton 162 and receives input commands from the mouse 152 via connection 164.

The Input commands are sent through the Input nteri:ace 144 via local Interface 114 and into the Imaging software 202 contained within memory 106. The rna,ung software 202 includes software that is IOWI] to those having ordinary skill In the art and enables the i S computer 102 of FIG. 1 to generally process electromc image files. The memory 106 also Deludes photograph generation system 200 of the invention. The photograph generation system 200 receives Puts fiom the imaging software 202 and provides a user with various selections as to the manner, size, shape and format In which the electronic unage supplied to data capture element 116 (FIG I) can be printed Dunng operation, the photograph generation system 200 allows a user to view the Image file via video interface 146 and display 156 while selecting the portion of the image file to pent. The photograph generation system 200 also allows the user to select the combat In which the selected portion of the carnage file will be punted The photograph generation system 200 also communicates via local Interface 114 wu-h the output interface 7 1 -I 1 i 54 so that the appropriate portions of the input Marc can be pr nted as a photograph on printer 158 r'if-r t' 'I]t',i'1''''2_'' ) ll.2;' ..;.. t| I,<;i)li O.'l.; ' T\t'0.,rt geteraritlt system 2()0 In block 052 an electronic nnage is ccluled by tile consumer 1()2 (Fl(:T 1) via the data capture elen.ent 116 (E;l(-i 1) Glee dare capture clement]16 C.Ui receive all electronic Oman file from, lot exunplc, the scanner 118, the digital caner-a 122, which may be a digital stall camera or a dgitai movie camera, or flown another ulpuL source 124.

Aiternabvely, the electronic image file nary be stored on disk drive 112 Hi computer J02 The image may be supphed to the disk drive 112 via, for example, a removable memory I o element In block 254, the acquired carnage Is viewed on display 156 by a user (FIG 1) so that the user can select the subject area of the unagc that Is to be printed For example, FIG 4A shows an example of an Image 302 that can be viewed by the user of the system on the display 156. The user selects the subject area for printing by, for example, using the mouse 152 to click on a particular portion of the image 302, or by using the mouse 152 to chck and drag bounding box 304 around a portion of the image 302 In the example shown in TRIG 4A, the bounding box 304 surrounds an image of a face to be printed. In this manner, the user of the photograph generation system 200 selects the image to be printed on pnoter 158 Referring back to FIG 3, us block 256 another manner of selecting the subject to print Is described In block 256, the subject fair printing is automatically selected using, for example, the face recognition software 108 of FIG 2 The face recognition software 108 automatically identifies faces in an unage and can be used Lo identify the selected print subject. The face recognition sof1are 1 ()X can b used in conjunction with a bounding box 304 or other object selection techniques Fo r example, the face rccognLor1 software 108 1() c.<un be used to locale face within a bounding box 304 Alternatively, other techmcltcs can be used t; ,elec. the s.;!bJect a.-e(1 f;,. pnlitU.,g A;- ' :.:!, :- i:;' ;.r t it. -. i.. t4 a!... I. In.-- i.; !.! _2 a, l,locl: 25Y, FIG 4B illustrates one example of a dialog box 35() that presents to the user a number of possible punt desLniattins, or threats, in which the homage crux be printed.

Alternative sizes and Tomcats in which the unage mill be panted are presented to the user.

For example, the user Is presented with choices ucluding passport size, wallet size, visa size, 4" x 6," 5" x 7," 8" x 10," or a custom size During step 258, the dialogue box 350 will be presented to the user via the display 156. Using the mouse 152, the user moves the pomter 352 to select, for example, a passport photo size printed image. By selecting the passport photo size panted image, the user communicates to the photograph generation system 200 that the user desires the selected unage (the unage that was selected Us described above using, for example, the bounding box 304 of FIG. 4A) to be printed In a 2" x 2" passport photo size format. In this manner, the photograph generation system 200 allows a user to choose any arbrtlalily sized image on the display and have that image printed in a passport photograph size. As illustrated using the dialog box 350 in FIG. 4B, other standard size images can be printed.

If, U1 block 258 the user selects the option "custom" from the dialogue box 350 of FIG. 4B, then, m block 262, a custom dialogue box 360, an example of which Is Illustrated 2() in FIG. 4C, is presented to the user. In the custom dialogue box 360, the user can choose a "non-standard" print size by entering the desired print size In the appropriate locations The photograph generation system 2()0 then prints the selected Image in a size corresponding to the user input.

In block 264, the photograph gencraton system 2()() sizes, or scales, the photo for 2s the selected print fomai For example, the photograph generation system 200 can scale the 1 1 photo for pry usurp, a standard rucubc scahrg algorithm as known to those handing ordnarv skill In the ar in block 76fi the passport pl oLo sr, Image Is periled on p.-u.tci 158(;1(:i Ji it will be apparent to those skilled In the art the! mam, modficaLons ar,d variatuf!s may be nude to Lile preferred cbodmlents of the prcseriL invcnton, as set Portly above, without departing substanhally from the principles of the present nvenLon. For example, the photo generation system can be used to print venous image sizes regardless of the size of the Input image. All such modifications and variations are intended to be included herein within the scope of the present nvenhon, lo as defined in the claims that follow.

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  1. C'LA1M'.
    I. A method for printing a passport format image, the method comprising the steps of: providing an clcctroriic image l'ile to> J compt,;ter; ;Irwin;: it let,_ lo_ scaiing the selected image tile based on a predetermined primal Fiat? t]ZC predetermined print l:'crmu. correspondin, , k' a passport. photugiapl i'ormal' and printing the selected image l'ile in the passport photograph format.
    2. 'I'he nletllod of Plaint i, further comprising the step ol-' automatically selecting the predetermined print format.
    3. The method of claim 1, further comprising the step of selecting a portion of the electronic image file to be printed in the predetermined print format.
    4. The method of claim 1, further comprising the step of using a face recognition software component to select a portion of the electronic image file to be printed in the predetermined print format.
    The' 3]f-{l fair:I!, Am l.. I: I..,.,; ;111 iliac icspoiius to photograph.
    6. ]'he method ol' claim 1, wherein a scanner provides the electronic image file to the computer.
    7. system lor selecting a particular size image to print, comprising: a computer adapted to receive an electronic Image file; and a photograph generation software component in communication with the computer, the photograph generation software component adapted to analyze the electronic image file and present to a user a plurality of image fonnats from which the user selects a desired format. 1.
    O. The system or' claim 7, further comprising a printer aciapted to print the electronic image file in the selected image format.
    9. The s)'sten ol'clahn 8 wherein one ol' the piuraliv ot'image t:'ormat. s is a nas.sport size ihoog,raph.
    I (). lhc system al claim 7, wherein the irnag; lornat is chosen loom the group consisting of wallet size, visa size, 4"x6", 5"x7", and 8"xl 0".
    lO l l. 'the system of claim 7, wherein the photograph generation software component automatically selects an image format.
    12. The system of claim 7, wherein the photograph generation software component allows a user to customize the image format.
    13. 'I'he system ot' claim 7, wherein a user of the photograph generation software component selects a portion of the electronic image file to be printed in the desired format.
    14. The system of claim 7, further comprising a face recognition software component it') UIll;t',Ul: iO bC1L a portion of one eiecroic irate Tic lo De printed In tnC uesred format.
    ]5. The system of claim 7, farther comprising a scanner including the photograph y,eneration soi'tware component.
    16. A method for selecting a particular size image to print, the method cormprising, the steps of providing an electronic image file to a computer; selecting, the electronic image file; and presenting to a user a plurality of image formats from which the user selects a desired format with which to print the selected electronic image file.
    17. 1h method of' Clairol '6, i'urthc comprising the step of printing the selected electronic image file in the selected image format i 8. i he method cl'ciain. 16, vlerein one ot'tle plurality ot'imae formats is a passport 1. ., A., if: L j. . 1). '1-hc- nleth>d al clain. 16, wherein Lice image l'srmat is chosen from the group consisting of wallet size, visa size, 4"x6", 5"x7", and 8"xlO".
    20. 'like method of'ciain1 i 6, further comprising the step of automatically selecting the image format.
    21. The method of claim 16, further comprising the step of customizing the selected image format.
    22. '(he method of claim 16, lurt-her comprising the step of selecting a portion of the electronic image file to be printed in the desired format.
    23. 'I'he method of claim 16, further comprising the step of using a face recognition )() sllw,rF Atom -I! 'I it. ;. ,C,.i; Hi' ill<; 'JCwL101; ice bloc to be pelted In tile desired format.
    24. The method of claim 10, wherein a scanner provides the electronic image file to the computer.
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