KR101617606B1 - Device and method of generating images - Google Patents

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KR101617606B1
KR101617606B1 KR1020150070972A KR20150070972A KR101617606B1 KR 101617606 B1 KR101617606 B1 KR 101617606B1 KR 1020150070972 A KR1020150070972 A KR 1020150070972A KR 20150070972 A KR20150070972 A KR 20150070972A KR 101617606 B1 KR101617606 B1 KR 101617606B1
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Abstract

The present invention relates to an image generating apparatus and method capable of more effectively expressing information when an image is photographed, the image generating apparatus comprising: a movement tracking unit for tracking a moving path of the image generating apparatus; An overlay information generating unit for collecting information when the image is captured and generating overlay information using the collected information and the tracked path, An image synthesis unit for synthesizing the overlay information, and a storage unit for storing the synthesized image.

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[0001] DEVICE AND METHOD OF GENERATING IMAGES [0002]

The embodiments described herein relate to an image generating apparatus and method that can more effectively represent information when an image is captured.

With the development of communication technology and miniaturization of electronic devices, personal terminals have become widespread to general consumers. In addition, as the Internet has become widespread, an environment in which a personal terminal can access the Internet has become commonplace. In recent years, personal terminals such as smart phones and tablets have become widespread.

A personal terminal, such as a smart phone, may include a camera. Users of smartphones can now shoot images whenever they want, freely anywhere. Generally, the information that the user has photographed is concentrated on the photographed subject. However, unless it is among the people who share memories related to the image, it may be difficult to understand the image without describing the additional information when the image was taken. Even if the user who imaged the image directly adds the information to the image, the reliability of the information may not be guaranteed. In addition, the action of the user directly adding information to the image may be burdensome to the user.

According to the described embodiments, an apparatus and method for generating an image that can more effectively represent information when an image is captured can be provided.

Also, an image generating apparatus and method that can automatically process information when a video is captured and synthesize the video can be provided.

The image generation apparatus may further include a movement tracking unit that tracks a moving path of the image generation apparatus, a photographing unit that photographs an image of the periphery of the image generation apparatus after the image generation apparatus is moved, An overlay information generating unit for collecting information when the image is photographed and generating overlay information using the collected information and the tracked path, an image synthesizing unit for synthesizing the photographed image and the generated overlay information, And a storage unit for storing the synthesized image.

The collected information includes at least one of position information, date information, time information, weather information, and moving means information, and the overlay information includes at least one of a position change on a map, a position information, And may include at least one of time information, weather information, moving means information, moving distance, time spent moving, moving speed, or estimated consumed calories consumed for moving.

The overlay information generating unit may determine a kind of information to be included in the overlay information by using preset preference information, a preset, or a selection received from the outside.

A method of generating an image according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes generating an image using an image generating apparatus, the method comprising: tracking a moving path of the image generating apparatus; Capturing an image of the captured image, collecting information when the captured image is captured, generating overlay information using the collected information and the tracked path, synthesizing the captured image and the generated overlay information And a step of storing the synthesized image.

An image generating apparatus according to another embodiment includes an image capturing unit that captures an image of a food, an overlay information generating unit that collects information when the image is captured and generates overlay information using the collected information, And a storage unit for storing the synthesized image, wherein the collected information includes at least one of position information, date information, and time information, The overlay information may include at least one of position information, date information, time information, or meal type information.

The overlay information generation unit may determine whether the photographed food is breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack using the time information when the image was photographed, and the overlay information generation unit may determine whether the photographed food is breakfast, And the meal type information can be generated using the determination result.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method of generating an image, comprising the steps of: capturing an image of food; collecting information when the image is captured and generating overlay information using the collected information; Wherein the overlay information includes at least one of position information, date information, or time information, and the overlay information includes at least one of position information, , Date information, time information, or meal type information.

According to the described embodiment, the information when the image is taken can be expressed more effectively.

Further, the information when the image is captured can be automatically processed and synthesized in the image.

1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of an image generating apparatus according to an embodiment.
Figure 2 is an image generated according to an embodiment.
3 is a flowchart illustrating a process of generating an image according to an embodiment of the present invention.
4 is a block diagram showing the configuration of an image generating apparatus according to another embodiment.
5 is an image generated according to another embodiment.
6 is a flowchart illustrating a process of generating an image according to another embodiment of the present invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS The advantages and features of the present invention, and the manner of achieving them, will be apparent from and elucidated with reference to the embodiments described hereinafter in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. The present invention may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as being limited to the embodiments set forth herein. Rather, these embodiments are provided so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete, and will fully convey the scope of the invention to those skilled in the art. Is provided to fully convey the scope of the invention to those skilled in the art, and the invention is only defined by the scope of the claims. Like reference numerals refer to like elements throughout the specification.

Although "first" or "second" and the like are used to describe various components, such components are not limited by such terms. Such terms may be used to distinguish one element from another. Therefore, the first component mentioned below may be the second component within the technical spirit of the present invention.

The terminology used herein is for the purpose of illustrating embodiments and is not intended to be limiting of the invention. In the present specification, the singular form includes plural forms unless otherwise specified in the specification. &Quot; comprises "or" comprising "as used herein mean that the stated element or step does not exclude the presence or addition of one or more other elements or steps.

Unless defined otherwise, all terms used herein are to be construed in a sense that is commonly understood by one of ordinary skill in the art to which this invention belongs. In addition, commonly used predefined terms are not ideally or excessively interpreted unless explicitly defined otherwise.

Hereinafter, the image generating apparatuses 100 and 200 and the method according to the embodiment will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. 1 to 6. FIG.

1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of an image generating apparatus 100 according to an embodiment. 1, the image generating apparatus 100 includes a movement tracking unit 110, a photographing unit 120, an overlay information generating unit 130, an image synthesizing unit 140, and a storage unit 150 .

The movement tracking unit 110 may track the moving path of the image generating apparatus 100. For example, the user can jog while holding the image generating apparatus 100 on his or her body. The movement tracking unit 110 can track the path that the user jogged in real time. The movement tracking unit 110 may use GPS information to track the movement path in real time. The movement tracking unit 110 may include a GPS.

The photographing unit 120 can photograph an image of the periphery of the image generating apparatus 100 after the image generating apparatus 100 is moved. For example, the user can photograph the scenery at the destination using the photographing unit 120 of the image generating apparatus 100 after jogging to the destination. The photographing unit 120 may include a camera.

The overlay information generating unit 130 may collect information when the image is captured and generate overlay information using the collected information and the tracked path.

The overlay information generating unit 130 may collect information when a video is captured. The information may include at least one of location information, date information, time information, weather information, or moving means information. The location information may be collected using a GPS or an external location tracking device. The date information or time information may be collected using a clock or an external time measuring device. The weather information can be collected using a thermometer, a hygrometer, or an external weather measurement device. The moving means information can be collected by receiving information on whether the user is walking, by bicycle, or by another moving means.

The overlay information generating unit 130 may generate overlay information using the collected information and the tracked path. The overlay information may include at least one of a position change on a map represented by a line, position information, date information, time information, weather information, travel information, travel distance, time spent traveling, travel speed, And consumed calories. Which information is included in the overlay information may be determined by preset preference information, determined by a preset, or by a selection received from the outside.

The position change on the map represented by the line may be generated using the path traced by the movement tracking unit 110. [ The change in position on the map represented by the line may or may not include the map image. The travel distance can be calculated using the tracked route. The time taken can be calculated by comparing the time when the movement started and the time when the image was taken. The moving speed can be calculated using the calculated moving distance and the required time. The estimated consumed calories can be calculated using the calculated travel distance and the required time.

The image combining unit 140 may combine the photographed image and the generated overlay information. The image synthesizer 140 may synthesize the overlay information so that the overlay information is displayed overlaid on the photographed image.

The storage unit 150 may store the synthesized image. The storage unit 150 may include volatile memory, non-volatile memory, or other storage devices.

Figure 2 is an image generated according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 2, overlay information is overlaid on a photographed image. The overlay information shown in FIG. 2 includes a map position change, estimated consumed calories, a travel distance, date information, and location information that are represented by lines and do not include a map image.

3 is a flowchart illustrating a process of generating an image according to an embodiment of the present invention. Referring to FIG. 3, a step S100 of tracing a moving path of the image generating apparatus 100 may be performed. The movement tracking unit 110 of the image generating apparatus 100 may track the movement path.

Next, a step S110 of photographing an image around the image generating apparatus 100 after the image generating apparatus 100 is moved may be performed. The photographing unit 120 of the image generating apparatus 100 may photograph the image.

Next, the step of collecting the information when the image is photographed and generating the overlay information using the collected information and the tracked path (S120) may be performed. The overlay information generating unit 130 of the image generating apparatus 100 may collect the information and generate overlay information.

The overlay information may include at least one of a position change on a map represented by a line, position information, date information, time information, weather information, travel information, travel distance, time spent traveling, travel speed, And consumed calories. Which information is included in the overlay information may be determined by preset preference information, determined by a preset, or by a selection received from the outside.

Next, a step S130 of composing the photographed image and the generated overlay information may be performed. The image combining unit 140 of the image generating apparatus 100 may combine the photographed image and the overlay information.

Next, the synthesized image may be stored (S140). The storage unit 150 of the image generating apparatus 100 may store the synthesized image.

4 is a block diagram showing a configuration of an image generating apparatus 200 according to another embodiment. 4, an image generating apparatus 200 according to another embodiment may include a photographing unit 220, an overlay information generating unit 230, an image synthesizing unit 240, and a storage unit 250 .

The photographing unit 220 can photograph an image of the food. The photographing unit 220 may include a camera.

The overlay information generating unit 230 may collect the information when the image is captured and generate the overlay information using the collected information.

The overlay information generating unit 230 can collect information when the image is captured. The information may include at least one of location information, date information, or time information. The location information may be collected using a GPS or an external location tracking device. The date information or time information may be collected using a clock or an external time measuring device.

The overlay information generating unit 230 may generate the overlay information using the collected information. The overlay information may include at least one of position information, date information, time information, or meal type information. Which information is included in the overlay information may be determined by preset preference information, determined by a preset, or by a selection received from the outside.

The meal type information may be information on whether the photographed food is breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. The overlay information generating unit 230 may determine whether the photographed food is breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack using the time information when the image was photographed. For example, if the time at which the image was photographed is 0:00 and before 11:00, the photographed food may be determined as breakfast. If the time at which the image was photographed is before 11 o'clock and before 17 o'clock, the photographed food may be judged as lunch. If the time at which the image was photographed is before 17:00 and before 24:00, the photographed food may be determined as dinner. The overlay information generating unit 230 can generate the meal type information using the determination result.

The image combining unit 240 may combine the photographed image with the generated overlay information. The image synthesizing unit 240 may synthesize the overlay information so that the overlay information is displayed overlaid on the photographed image.

The storage unit 250 may store the synthesized image. The storage unit 250 may include volatile memory, non-volatile memory, or other storage devices.

5 is an image generated according to another embodiment. Referring to FIG. 5, overlay information is overlaid on a photographed image. The overlay information shown in Fig. 5 includes meal type information and date information. Information such as breakfast is displayed as the meal type information shown in Fig.

6 is a flowchart illustrating a process of generating an image according to another embodiment of the present invention. Referring to FIG. 6, a step S200 of taking an image of food may be performed. The photographing unit 220 of the image generating apparatus 200 can photograph an image of the food.

Next, a step S210 of collecting information when the image is photographed and generating overlay information using the collected information may be performed. The overlay information generating unit 230 of the image generating apparatus 200 may collect the information and generate overlay information.

The overlay information may include at least one of position information, date information, time information, or meal type information. Which information is included in the overlay information may be determined by preset preference information, determined by a preset, or by a selection received from the outside.

Next, combining the photographed image and the generated overlay information (S220) may be performed. The image synthesis unit 240 of the image generation apparatus 200 may synthesize the overlay information with the photographed image.

Next, the synthesized image may be stored (S230). The storage unit 250 of the image generating apparatus 200 may store the synthesized image.

According to the embodiment described above, the information when the image is taken can be expressed more effectively. Further, the information when the image is captured can be automatically processed and synthesized in the image.

While the present invention has been described in connection with what is presently considered to be practical exemplary embodiments, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the disclosed embodiments, but, on the contrary, It will be understood. It is therefore to be understood that the above-described embodiments are illustrative in all aspects and not restrictive.

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1. An image generation apparatus capable of being carried by a user,
1. A movement tracking unit for tracking a movement path of the image generation apparatus using GPS, the movement tracking unit being capable of tracking a moving path of the user in real time;
An image capturing unit for capturing an image of the periphery of the image generating apparatus after the image generating apparatus is moved;
An overlay information generation unit for collecting information when the image is photographed and generating overlay information using the collected information and the tracked path;
An image synthesizer for synthesizing the photographed image and the generated overlay information; And
A storage unit for storing the synthesized image,
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Wherein the collected information includes at least one of location information, date information, time information, weather information, or moving means information,
The overlay information includes at least one of a position change on a map represented by a line, a moving distance information, a moving distance, a time spent for moving, a moving speed, and estimated consumed calories consumed for moving,
Wherein the change in position on the map represented by the line is expressed by a line as a change in position from a starting point to a point at which the image is captured.
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The method according to claim 1,
Wherein the overlay information generating unit determines the type of information to be included in the overlay information by using a preset preference information, a preset, or a selection received from the outside.
An image generation method for generating an image using an image generation apparatus capable of being carried by a user, the method comprising:
A method of tracking a moving path of an image generating apparatus using GPS, the method comprising: tracking a moving path of the image generating apparatus, wherein the moving path of the image generating apparatus can be tracked in real time;
Capturing an image of the periphery of the image generating apparatus after the image generating apparatus is moved;
Collecting information when the image is photographed, and generating overlay information using the collected information and the tracked path;
Synthesizing the photographed image and the generated overlay information; And
Storing the synthesized image
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Wherein the collected information includes at least one of location information, date information, time information, weather information, or moving means information,
The overlay information includes at least one of a position change on a map represented by a line, a moving distance information, a moving distance, a time spent for moving, a moving speed, and estimated consumed calories consumed for moving,
Wherein the change in position on the map represented by the line is expressed as a line by a change in position from a start point to a point at which the image is captured.
A photographing unit for photographing images of foods;
An overlay information generation unit that collects information when the image is captured and generates overlay information using the collected information;
An image synthesizer for synthesizing the photographed image and the generated overlay information; And
A storage unit for storing the synthesized image,
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Wherein the collected information includes at least one of position information, date information, or time information,
The overlay information includes date information, time information, and meal type information,
Wherein the overlay information generating unit determines whether the photographed food is breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack using the time information when the image is photographed, To generate the meal type information.
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Capturing an image of food;
Collecting information when the image is photographed and generating overlay information using the collected information;
Synthesizing the photographed image and the generated overlay information; And
Storing the synthesized image
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Wherein the collected information includes at least one of position information, date information, or time information,
The overlay information includes date information, time information, and meal type information,
Wherein the overlay information generating unit determines whether the photographed food is breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack using the time information when the image is photographed, To generate the meal type information.
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