RU2272318C2 - Computer-readable data carrier, on which image file is recorded, device for making a data carrier, carrier on which program is recorded for forming an image file, device for transferring image file, device for processing image file and carrier, on which program for processing an image file is recorded - Google Patents

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RU2272318C2
RU2272318C2 RU2001112109/09A RU2001112109A RU2272318C2 RU 2272318 C2 RU2272318 C2 RU 2272318C2 RU 2001112109/09 A RU2001112109/09 A RU 2001112109/09A RU 2001112109 A RU2001112109 A RU 2001112109A RU 2272318 C2 RU2272318 C2 RU 2272318C2
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FIELD: technologies for transferring information via network.
SUBSTANCE: computer-readable record carrier is described containing image file recording thereon, in data stream of which identification information of this file is contained, pointers to blocks of connected additional information, index of menu option appropriate for image file, and/or module of predetermined program for access to additional information. in accordance to other variants image file includes area for recording data not affecting image type, or area, which is ignored during displaying of image, wherein identification information is recorded. Also, result is achieved due to device for making such a data carrier, carrier with program for forming such an image file and device for processing same image file.
EFFECT: improved reliability of transferred information with simplified analysis of access conditions.
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The present invention relates to the transmission of information over a network, such as the Internet. In addition, it relates to program management operations using image files. It also relates to the analysis of user access conditions, for example, by simply using identification information, for example, information added to image data.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
World Wide Web Services (WWW), provided by numerous servers running the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) connected to the Internet, can easily be used with an HTTP viewer, such as a web browser, which runs on user terminals, connected to the internet.
The introduction of a graphical user interface (GUI) simplifies working with a web browser. In addition, the number of HTTP servers connected to the Internet has been growing rapidly lately. At the same time, more information is becoming more accessible to users, and WWW services are quickly becoming widespread.
To improve the work with the GUI, an arbitrarily selected image file and a so-called button are used, which associates the execution of certain operations, communication lines, etc. with the image corresponding to the image file. An example of such a button is the so-called heading (banner) of an advertisement, which contains a link to an address, such as a Unified Information Resource Index (URL) of a device that contains information intended for transmitting a predetermined advertisement in the form of an image representing specific product, information, and so on.
The advertisement title is made out in the form of a button, which is defined as a link to a predefined URL that is written using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and an image file that is referred to as an image associated with this button.
The user works with a web browser to submit a command (with a click of the mouse button) to a button defined as an advertisement title, and at the same time, information related to it can be easily accessed.
In addition, WWW services have recently been used for various operations in a business, and at the same time, for example, user access conditions can be analyzed more simply than in ordinary business operations.
To perform such an analysis, the following methods are known:
(1) One method comprises the steps of recording cookie identification information (a small piece of data about the history of a given user's access to a given www server automatically created by the server on the user's machine) and the like inherent to each user who uses the browsing software HTTP, such as the so-called web browser, on the user terminal, obtaining authentication information using the HTTP server when the user accesses the HTTP server, and recording and analyzing the user's access to and Information provided by the HTTP server
(2) Another method includes the steps of analyzing a packet sent from a user terminal connected to an Internet service provider (hereinafter referred to simply as ISP), and recording and analyzing user access to information provided by the HTTP server; or
(3) Another includes the steps of recording and analyzing user access in addition to the information provided by the HTTP server, such as resulting from the execution of an access analysis program, recording (protocol (log)) of HTTP server access, and so on using an application independent from the HTTP server.
As a specific example, we can consider the method of using applets (a portable Java program in the form of byte-code distributed via web pages) of the Java language (Java) for recording information corresponding to user access to a file to which a link can be made, which can be accepted, for example, on the server http://www.snippet.com/home.htm.
However, in the above advertising header, since the image file and the HTML file including information indicating the actual location of the related information are stored as separate files, it is relatively easy to associate another location for the associated information instead of the location of the information that was originally associated with the file image, by correctly defining the description of the HTML file, which describes the link to this image file. This allows the possibility of illegal use of the image file.
In addition, when conducting the above access analysis, there are opportunities for improvements in the actual implementation of method (1), given that the cookie information cannot be used with certain settings of the HTTP viewing software on the user terminal.
In addition, since cookie information is issued, managed, and so on for each HTTP server, the analysis of access conditions cannot be performed in conjunction with another HTTP server, and therefore it is necessary to combine the access conditions for each HTTP server to allow analysis of user access conditions by multiple servers HTTP, with an increase in the number of servers, this analysis becomes more difficult to implement.
In addition, in method (2), when the access conditions are analyzed on external HTTP servers operating outside the ISP used by the user to connect to the Internet, the increased number of analysis objects makes this analysis extremely difficult, since the number of HTTP servers connected to the Internet extremely large.
In addition, in method (3), the analysis cannot be easily performed, since processing, such as controlling the operation of an application designed to perform the above search and analysis of the log protocol, is necessary regardless of the management of information and log protocols (log), provided by the HTTP server, and therefore analysis requires complex operations, such as identifying HTTP servers.
The aim of the present invention is to reliably provide the information that the image file provider wants to transmit to the user of the file, taking into account the above problems. In addition, the present invention is directed to transmitting a plurality of information that an image file provider wishes to transmit to a user based on a single image file.
In addition, the aim of the present invention is to provide a relatively simple analysis, for example, user access conditions.
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(1) In order to achieve the above objectives, the present invention is directed to a computer-readable recording medium on which an image file is recorded, in which identification information inherent in this image file, pointers to one or a specific set of information arrays are recorded in the image file stream, item index a menu corresponding to an image file and / or a block of a predetermined program.
(2) For example, there is a computer-readable recording medium on which an image file is recorded including an area for recording data that affects the image and an area for recording data that does not affect the image in which designed to record data that does not affect the type of image, identification information inherent in the image file, pointers to one or many information arrays and / or a block of predetermined programs can be recorded .
(3) In addition, there is a computer-readable recording medium onto which an image file is recorded in which identification information inherent in the image file, indicators of one or a plurality of arrays can be recorded in a region that is ignored when the image is displayed information, an index of a menu item corresponding to an image file, and / or a block of a predetermined program.
(4) In addition, there is a computer-readable recording medium on which an image file is recorded in which at least information pointer can be recorded in the image file data stream, and processing of this information indicated by the pointer can be considered as one a pair, so that one pair or a plurality of pairs of them can be recorded.
Here, the term "information processing" means reproducing the corresponding voice information for voice information, reproducing the corresponding video information for video information and displaying the corresponding text information "telop", for example, for transmitting text information.
Hereinafter, the term “pointer information” refers to the name of the file, the path indicating the location of resources on the local computer, the name corresponding to the universal naming convention (UNC), which indicates the location of resources in a networked environment, the Unified Resource Locator (URL), which indicates the location of resources on the Internet or Intranet, or, for example, Universal Resource Identifiers (URIs).
(5) In addition, another embodiment of the present invention includes a recording unit into which an image file is written, an input unit for inputting pointers to one or a plurality of information arrays, an index for menu items corresponding to an image file and / or identification information of a predetermined program block, and an information processing unit for recording an image file in the data stream, an input indicator of information from an input unit, an index of a menu item corresponding to an image file, and / or a program block, respectively favoring the identification information.
(6) Using the media on which the program for creating the image file is recorded, you can force the computer to perform the following steps:
receiving from the input block an index of one or a plurality of information arrays, an index of a menu item corresponding to an image file, and / or identification information of a predetermined program block; and
recording in the data stream of the image file recorded in the memory block, information indicators entered from the input block, the index of the menu item corresponding to the image file, and / or the program block corresponding to the identification information.
(7) In addition, another embodiment of the present invention includes a recording medium corresponding to the above methods (1) to (4), and an information processing unit for reading an image file from the recording medium in response to a request from the terminal device and returning it to the terminal device.
(8) Another embodiment of the present invention is directed to a medium for recording an image file processing program so that a computer performs the following steps:
tracking access to information of the image file, which is performed in the first control area from which access to the image file information is controlled in the first control area, display in the second image control area, which is based on information related to the image that is included in the image file with additional information, and managing the image file with additional information in the second control area, tracking access to the image file with additional information managed in the second control area and when accessing the image file with additional information, which is controlled in the second control area, accessing the file and executing this file existing in a predetermined index, or the corresponding file pre-recorded on the local recording medium .
Identification information, pointer information, and so on, which is added to the image data, is referred to herein as “image related information”. In addition, an image file in which information related to the image is added to the image data is referred to as an “image file with additional information”.
(9) In this case, access to the image file with additional information, which is controlled in the first control area, can be a drag-and-drop operation for the corresponding image.
(10) Alternatively, accessing an image file with additional information that is controlled in the first control area may be a selection operation from a menu displayed with respect to the corresponding image.
(11) Alternatively, accessing an image file with additional information that is controlled in the first control area may be a drag-and-drop operation for a menu displayed with respect to the corresponding image file with additional information.
(12) Alternatively, accessing an image file with additional information controlled in the first control area may be an operation of selecting the corresponding image with the mouse.
(13) Alternatively, accessing the image file with additional information controlled in the first control area may be a drag-and-drop operation for the corresponding image file with additional information.
(14) Alternatively, using the recording medium of the image file processing program, the computer can perform the following steps when the recording medium can be accessed in the first control area, search for the image file with additional information on the recording medium, and when the image file is searched with additional information, reading the image file with additional information and managing it in the second control area.
(15) Here, the first control area may be a window for viewing a network page in the WWW browser, a window for viewing the inside of the email software, a window for checking a file attached to the email software, a folder window for accessing a file recorded on recording medium, or a menu window that is displayed when the input unit is operating for an image or image file.
(16) Another embodiment of the present invention is an image file processing apparatus including an information processing unit for recording a menu item corresponding to an image in a memory unit when a predetermined image is selected from an input unit, reading a menu item corresponding to a selected image from the unit memory for displaying it on the display unit, and when the displayed menu item is selected through the input unit, the execution of a predetermined processing corresponds to boiling the selected menu item. The information processing unit accesses the external device of the server to obtain a menu item corresponding to the image, and writes it to the memory unit.
(17) By the way, in the above paragraph (8), the first control area and the second control area are formed and controlled by independent programs.
(18) In this case, tabs for selecting a view type for selecting one of the view types of the first control area and the view type of the second control area can be displayed to selectively display the control area on the side of the bookmark selected through the input unit.
(19) Alternatively, the view of the first control area and the view of the second control area can be displayed simultaneously in one frame.
(20) In addition, in the above paragraph (8), when accessing an image file with additional information controlled in the first file of the markup description language of the HTML document, which is in the first control area, the second file of the markup description language of the document in the format HTML, which may be in the second control area, is read from the memory block and after the second HTML markup description language file is updated so that this second markup description language file in the format HTML manages an image file with additional information, this second HTML markup document language file can be executed.
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Figure 1 is a block diagram of a configuration of a communication system to which the present invention is directed;
Figure 2 depicts a generalized diagram representing the basic principles of operation of the server device and the terminal device, which make up the above information transmission system;
Figure 3 is a diagram showing one example of a table (creating a logging protocol (log)) recorded in a database of the server apparatus described above;
4 is a diagram showing one example of an image displayed on a display device of the above-described terminal device;
5 is a diagram illustrating one example of a table (updated logging protocol) recorded in a database of the server apparatus described above;
6 is a diagram of an image file format with additional information that depicts a recording structure of information related to an image;
7 depicts one example of information related to the image;
Fig. 8 is an explanatory diagram of access to a pointer through a menu selection;
Fig. 9 is an explanatory diagram of a telop display processing;
Figure 10 is an explanatory diagram of adding information to an image using the drag and drop action from the menu;
11 is an explanatory diagram of one embodiment in which the view of the first control area and the view of the second control area are switched by selecting a bookmark;
12 is an explanatory diagram of an embodiment in which a view of a first control area and a view of a second control area are separated by frames for displaying them simultaneously; and
13 is an explanatory diagram of an embodiment in which a second control area (HTML) is displayed after an updated and new image file with additional information is managed when an image file is accessed in the first control area (HTML).
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1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of an information transmission system to which the present invention is directed.
The information transmission system comprises a server 20 connected via a network 10, such as the Internet, to a terminal 30. Although in FIG. 1, for convenience of the image, only one server 20 is connected to the network 10 and one terminal 30, it is not intended or a limit on the number of servers 20 and terminals 30.
The server 20 includes a microprocessor (MPU) 21, a storage device 22, an operating system (OS), software such as an HTTP server, a hard disk drive (HDD) 23 on which image data and text data are recorded, and, for example, network interface 24.
In addition, the terminal 30 includes a microprocessor (MPU) 31, a storage device 32, an operating system (OS), a hard disk drive (HDD) 33 on which, for example, HTTP viewing software (web browser), a display interface 34 is recorded , input interface 35 and network interface (NIC) 36.
The display device 37 is connected to the display interface 34, and an operating screen for the OS, a display screen for a web browser, and so on is displayed on it. In addition, a keyboard 38 and a pointer device 39, such as a mouse, are connected to the input interface 35, and, for example, user instructions are entered into it through these peripheral devices.
Figure 2 shows a diagram representing the principle of operation of the functional blocks of the server 20 and terminal 30.
In the server 20, management of all devices, communication control processing 202 for distributing communication processing to predetermined services such as Telnet, FTP, and HTTP based on, for example, port information and processing of the HTTP server 203, for example, are performed in parallel under OS 201.
In addition, in terminal 30, control of all devices, communications management processing 302, user login controls, web browser processing 303, for example, are performed in parallel under OS 301.
The operation diagram of the general operations of the web browser 303 and the HTTP server 203 will be described below.
When the user controls the terminal 30 via the login interface 35 and enters the intended address (Unified Resource Locator: URL having a part defining the network name of the server in which the HTTP server is loaded and a part describing the file name), the web browser 303 sends a request to a connection including a file name for the server 20 corresponding to the network name of the computer. The connection request is transmitted to the intended server 20 through the network 10 and is submitted to the HTTP server 203 through the communication control processing 202.
When a connection request is transmitted, the HTTP server 203 reads the data corresponding to the file name in the connection request from the hard drive 23 and sends it to the terminal 30.
The URL initially entered by the user sometimes indicates only the name of the network computer or the name of only the network computer and a specific directory, in which case a file with a standard name (index.html) located in the root directory of the corresponding network computer or in the specified directory, first read and then sent to terminal 30.
In such a file, which has a standard name, or in a file specified by the user, the relationship for viewing text, viewing an image, or, for example, other files, is described in accordance with the HTML language (Standard Hypertext Markup Language).
The file from the HTTP server 203 is transmitted to the browser 303 via the network 10 and the communication control processing 302 of the terminal 30. The web browser 303 creates the image data on the display in accordance with the file description and transfers it to OS 301. OS 301 receives the image data from the web- browser 303 as an image in a window that is assigned to the web browser and displays it on the display screen of the display device 37 via the display interface 34.
Here, in a file transmitted from the HTTP server 203, for example, when an instruction to display an image along with the name of the image data file is specified, the web browser 303 requests the HTTP server 203 to transmit the image data corresponding to the file name.
When the transfer request is accepted, the HTTP server 203 reads image data having the requested file name from the hard disk drive 23 and transfers it to the web browser 303.
When the image data is received, the web browser 303 processes the image data as image data at a predetermined location in the above image data and transfers them to OS 301.
Meanwhile, an image based on the received image data is displayed at a predetermined location in a web browser window 303.
The general operation of the web browser and the HTTP server has been described above, and the different operations of the information transfer system according to this embodiment of the present invention will be described below.
[Adding Identity Information]
In the server 20, as shown in FIG. 2, when the HTTP server 203 transmits certain image data, identification information adding processing 205 is performed to add identification information of the image data associated with user access, and, for example, processing the database 206 for recording for example, each identification information.
The authentication information adding processing 205 is executed as an additional program (a so-called paste program), for example, an HTTP server 203. When the file transfer processing 204 in the HTTP server 203 reads and sends a file of certain image data from the hard disk drive 23 (HDD), the identification information adding process 205 adds identification information associated with user access to this image data.
Since the identification information added to the image data is sufficient if it is information associated with each access, it can be created based on information, such as the IP address of the terminal 30 on which the user is working, and the date of access to the server. Alternatively, identification information to which image data is added can be created by using the appropriate identification information provided to each user or each terminal 30 to process image data 304, by which image data to which identification information is added is processed, such as described below.
Conversely, the time and date of access can independently be used as identification information. Since two or more accesses to one server 20 are usually not processed at the same time, only the time and date of access are sufficient to determine each access. Therefore, each image data can be identified even when an access time and date is added to the image data as identification information.
In addition, the function of recording the access registration protocol (log) from the user is performed as a function of the HTTP server, and it becomes possible to write the IP address of the user terminal 30 using the HTTP server, the time and date of access, and so on, into the access registration protocol (log). In this case, when the access time and date are used as identification information, a link to the access registration protocol (log) is made in such a way that an IP address can be obtained that corresponds to the time and date of access added to the image data. Therefore, the IP address of the user accessing the image data can be easily identified.
[Framework for Adding Identity Information]
In addition, since the addition of identification information is sufficient if it is carried out in order to allow identification of the image data (image file), it can be added to a free area defined, for example, in the image file format, or it can be embedded in the image data using the so-called electronic watermark technology, which distributes and adds it to the image data, or can be added at the beginning or end of the image data module format and siderations. In addition, the identification information can be added as it is, so that it will suppress the processing load, or it can be added after processing the corresponding encoding and decoding to increase, for example, information security.
Image data to which identification information is added is processed similarly to the general image data of the file transfer processing 204 and the communication control processing 202 and sent to the web browser 303 of the terminal 30.
[Management of the image data access registration protocol]
In addition, the database 206 obtains information indicating user access conditions through, for example, OS 201, and the HTTP server 203 creates a table (create a logging protocol) that represents the interdependence of information indicating the user access conditions, and writes it to drive 23 on hard drives (HDD). The creation registration protocol (log) includes, as shown in FIG. 3, for example, accessing the IP address, the network computer name of the server 20 on which the HTTP server 203 is running, the date and time of access, the name of the image data file, and identification information (ID ) added by the processing 205 adding identification information.
In this case, when referring to the registration creation protocol (log) (or the registration update protocol (log) described below), identification information can be obtained, to which image data, access IP addresses, information indicating user access conditions, such as date, are added and access time. Therefore, analysis of user access conditions and so on can be performed relatively simply.
[Adding pointer information in the server and access to pointer information in the terminal]
Moreover, when processing 205 identification information, in addition to identification information, information such as URLs can be added to the image data.
When the URL is added to the image data, the URL is allocated in the terminal 30, and this URL is transmitted to the web browser 303 to execute the access instruction, and access can be made in the specific URL by referring only to the image data.
Typically, the so-called advertisement header is a header in which its function is implemented through an HTTP server, but the advertisement’s header contains a processing request to define a button for linking to a specific URL in accordance with HTML, and the file name of certain image data in the form image buttons.
In this case, since the file defining the URL and the image data file are separate files, a third party can easily link only to the image data file as an image of a button having a connection different from the original URL. That is, the image data can be illegally used in a simpler way for applications that were not intended to be used by the creator of the image data.
On the other hand, like an information transfer system, identification information corresponding to user access conditions is added to the image data in advance so that, for example, the path for obtaining image data can be relatively easily indicated by reference to the above described log creation protocol (log), even if the image data will be used illegally. Thus, this method is effective in preventing the illegal use of image data.
In addition, since the identification information is added to the image data, this identification information can be used more reliably than in the analysis using ordinary cookie information or the like, which increases the reliability of the analysis results.
For example, by adding the identification information described above to the image data of an advertisement, such as an advertisement header, an advertiser can obtain a sufficiently reliable analysis result with respect to a user's preferences compared to the usual case, and using the results of this analysis, it becomes possible to provide one-on-one services -to-one, appropriate to the needs of individual users.
Figure 2, which shows an example of processing 205 adding the identification information as an additional program of the HTTP server 203, it can be performed as processing instead of, for example, an image file in a file server independent of the HTTP server, tracking in advance access to the file server and sending image data to which identification information corresponding to user access has been added when an access request for a predetermined image file is received, since it is sufficient that it had the function of adding identification information corresponding to user access to predetermined image data.
In this case, the HTTP server and the file server, for example, do not have to be implemented as separate devices, but they can be executed as many server programs and process the addition of identification information, for example, in one OS. Alternatively, it is possible, by using the so-called emulator, to execute multiple OSs on one device, while processing the HTTP server in one OS and processing as a file server, for example, in another OS. In this case, equivalent processing can be performed using multiple devices, although physically they will be a single device.
Thus, by separating, for example, the HTTP server and the server file, for example, access rights to the HTTP server and the server file can be separately set, which increases the flexibility of the installation, for example, the level of protection. Therefore, it can help increase the level of protection.
[Image data management in the terminal]
On the other hand, in terminal 30, as shown in FIG. 2, by executing an application program working in conjunction with a web browser 303, for example, processing for managing display data to which corresponding identification information has been added (image data processing) has been performed 304.
The processing 304 of the image data performs processing corresponding to the identification information when the identification information is transmitted to the image data from the web browser 303.
This processing includes managing, for example, to save, delete and update, for example, image data based on the identification information, and when information, such as a URL, is added to the image data, as described above, further includes processing to execute it in accordance with this information. In addition, when a program is embedded in image data, processing for executing the program is included.
Details of each type of processing will be described below.
As shown in an example of a display screen representation of the display device 37 in FIG. 4, a window 401 (first control area) as well as a window 402 (second control area) of a web browser 303 is assigned image data processing 304 using the above-described OS 301.
Image data can be transferred from the web browser 303 to the processing of image data 304 running OS 301 using a so-called drag and drop operation. That is, the image data is transmitted from the web browser 303 to the image data processing 304 via OS 301 by the user using the pointer device 39, which places the pointer 403 at the represented position of the image 404, which is shown within the window 401 of the browser 303, provided, for example by pressing the button of the pointer device, moving the pointer 403 to the window 402 of processing the image data 304 and releasing the button of the pointer device 39.
When image data is transmitted, the image data processing 304 displays an image 405 corresponding to the transmitted image data at the position of the pointer 403.
Image data is stored by processing image data 304 in a predetermined area of a hard disk drive (HDD) 33 using OS 301 when the image data is transmitted through the drag and drop operation described above. In addition, the image data is erased by erasing the image data selected by the user indicating from a predetermined area of the hard disk drive (HDD) 33.
[Processing update image data to which information is added]
The image data is updated to update the recorded image data in accordance with the latest version at the moment. The update processing may be performed, for example, in accordance with a user instruction, or may be performed based on information such as creating information recorded in an image data file. In addition, it can be performed automatically at each predetermined time interval.
When the update processing starts, the image data processing 304 extracts the identification information added to the image data to be updated and sends it to the HTTP server 203 and to the database 206, for example, the identification information and the file name for the request for updating the image data.
The update request is transmitted to the HTTP server 203 of the database 206 as a packet of a predetermined port through the communication control processing 302, the network 10, and the communication control processing 202.
With the update, image data processing 304 may send all image data, and the HTTP server 203 or database 206 may extract identification information from the received image data.
In addition, corresponding identification information (user ID) is set for each image data processing 304 for each user or for each terminal 30. The user ID is transmitted to the HTTP server 203 and to the database 206 as a packet of a predetermined port through communication control processing 302, network 10 and communication control processing 202 when, for example, updating image data is performed.
The file transfer processing 204 of the HTTP server 203 instructs the hard disk drive HDD 23 to read image data corresponding to the name of the file whose update request has been received.
Here, the processing 205 for adding identification information creates new identification information corresponding to the access conditions of the user, and adds it to the image data.
In this case, the image data to which new identification information is added is supplied to the image data processing 304 of the terminal 30 via a predetermined port.
On the other hand, the database 206 obtains information indicative of a user’s access condition through, for example, an HTTP server 203, creates a table representing the relationship between the identification information added by the identification information adding processing 205, adds new information indicating the user’s access conditions (registration update protocol (log)), and writes it to the hard disk drive 23 (HDD) separately from the above registration creation protocol (log).
Similar to the log creation protocol (log), as shown in FIG. 5, the log updating protocol (log) contains an IP access address, the name of the computer on the network of the server 20 to which identification information has recently been added, access time and date (update time and date) ), the name of the image data file, identification information added by the processing 205 of adding identification information, as well as information for identifying the server 20 that created the original identification information (creating the server ID) and the client ID for the identifiers typification of terminal 30 used by a user or a specific user.
In this case, when reference is made to the registration update protocol (log), image data updates and information for identifying the user or terminal 30 can be obtained, in addition to the user access conditions obtained using the above registration creation protocol (log). That is, an analysis of user preferences, for example, can be performed relatively easily using, for example, update conditions for image data.
In addition, by reference to a log update protocol (log), for example, a path for obtaining image data can be accurately identified, because user identification information or terminal 30 corresponding to the added identification information in the image data can be obtained.
[Access to the index]
As described above, when information, such as a URL, is added to the image data, the image data processing 304 extracts the added information and performs processing in accordance with this extracted information.
In particular, if the added information is a URL, the image data processing 304 records the URL in advance and passes instructions to the web browser 303 to access that URL when the user instructs to access that URL.
Therefore, the user can access the URL simply by instructing the processing of image data 304 to transmit image data to which the desired URL has been added from the browser 303. That is, the image data functions as a link to a specific URL.
Although it is known that this function has a so-called marker that uniquely identifies an entry in the source code, in reality, the associated location is sometimes difficult to identify because it is recorded as text information. On the other hand, communication through image data allows identification of the associated location directly from the image, which is easier to understand than communication using text characters.
In addition, just as when linking to a predetermined URL using an image, although the above advertising header is known, just recording the image data does not lead to the recording of the linked URL, since the image data and the linked URL are independent of friend.
In addition, since the advertisement title can be updated after a short period of time and therefore the same image data, i.e. the same linked URL, cannot always be obtained the next time the linked URL can be written by creating a marker, for example, when the linked URL needs to be written for a long time.
On the other hand, when image information, such as a URL, is added to the image data, the image data processing 304 allocates a URL to access the URL by simply storing it, which simplifies the work.
In the above figure 2, which shows an example of processing image data 304 independently of the web browser 303, it can be implemented as an add-on program to the browser 303 (the so-called paste program), since it is enough if it has a processing function information to which image data is added.
In addition, the present invention is not limited to the embodiment described above, and the structure and method of embodiment can be accordingly changed within the scope of the technological essence of the present invention.
For example, in the above figure 1, which depicts the server 20 and terminal 30, which are shown as separate devices, respectively, the processing program can operate on both the server device and the terminal device.
The above embodiment will be described in more detail below.
[Image File Structure]
FIG. 6 illustrates one example data structure of an image file that is processed in accordance with the above described embodiment. The image file shown in FIG. 6 includes a start part 51 showing the beginning of the data stream, part 52 of the image data for describing the displayed image data, part 53 of the comment for describing the image that does not affect the image, and the end part 54 indicating the end of the data stream. For example, such a structure corresponds to a JPEG file and a GIF file. Identification information that is added to the above image data and / or pointer information, such as a URL, may be described in comment section 53 as information that does not affect the image display. In addition, even if the data is executed in a different image format, they can be described in the corresponding area if this format is a format having an area intended for information that does not affect the image display. Moreover, in the image file data stream, identification information corresponding to a given file, a pointer to one or more arrays of information, an index for a menu item corresponding to an image file, and / or a program module can be recorded in an area that is ignored when the image is displayed . Furthermore, as described above, they can be added to image data using digital watermark technology.
In the description below, identification information added to image data, pointer information, and the like. are referred to as “image related information”. Furthermore, an image file in which information related to the image is added to the image data is called an “image file with additional information”.
[Image Related Information Structure]
Figure 7 presents a diagram of the structure of information related to the image. Information related to the image shown in Fig. 7 (a) includes information on the image name, password, expiration date, thumbnail, category and keyword.
An “image name” is an image name that is displayed together with a thumbnail in a window 402 for processing image data 304. A “password” is a password that is required for user input when an image file with additional information is transmitted to the image data processing 304. Only users who know the password can register an image file with additional information in the processing of image data 304. An “expiration date” is an expiration date of an image file with additional information that is transmitted to the image data processing 304, and the image file with additional information is deleted from the recording area of the hard disk drive 33 after the expiration date. A “thumbnail image” is image file data that is replaced by an image displayed in a browser, and the thumbnail is displayed in the image data processing window 304 when the image file with additional information displayed in the browser is transmitted to the image data processing window 304. A “category” is data for describing a folder in which an image file with additional information is recorded when the image file with additional information is transmitted to the image data processing 304. Processing 304 image data creates a new folder with the specified name when the specified folder does not exist. A “keyword” is a word that is used as a search key when searching for an image file with additional information that has been transmitted using image data processing 304.
Information related to the image shown in Fig. 7 (b) is constructed by assigning a team name, an action table and a mouse operation (pointer device) for each pointer information and compares them with the platform in the form of one pair.
"Pointer information" indicates the location of the file on the local computer or network. For example, pointer information includes the name of the file, the name of the path indicating the location of resources in the local computer, the name corresponding to the Universal Naming Agreement (UNC), which indicates the location of resources in a networked environment, the Information Resource Index (URL), which indicates the location of resources in Internet or Intranet or Universal Resource Indicators (URIs). "Team Name" is the name of the view used when displaying the contents of a pointer in a menu. For example, it represents "Access to the home page". Here, the term “menu” refers to the menu that is displayed and with which the block 37 can be selected on the display when, for example, the right mouse button 39 is clicked. The “Action Table” indicates the operations for processing the image data 304. The contents of this operation include whether or not the file marked with pointer information added to the image information file is recorded on the hard disk drive (HDD) 33 of the terminal 30, when the image file with additional information is transferred to the image data processing 304, is the file executed automatically , and a method for executing this file video playback, voice playback and so on. "Mouse operation assignment" sets the mouse operation to access pointer information. Installation types include double-click, Shift + double-click, Ctrl + double-click, Alt + double-click, and so on. A “platform” defines an environment (platform, OS) corresponding to a file marked with pointer information. For example, when OS 301 is Windows (trademark), the image data processing 304 selects a pointer for information corresponding to Windows and displays it in the above menu.
[Access to index information]
A method for accessing a pointer recorded in the image information file in the terminal 30 will be described below.
(1) Method using menu selection
On Fig presents an explanatory diagram of a method for accessing the pointer through a selection from the menu. The user works with the mouse 39 (pointer device) and places the pointer 403 on the image 405 presented in the image data processing window 402. Then the user clicks on the right mouse button 39. When the microprocessor (MPU) 31 (information processing unit) detects a click on the mouse button, it reads information associated with the image, which is included in the image file with additional information corresponding to the image 405 (Fig.7 (b)), from the recording unit 33 to create menu display data. That is, the “command name” is highlighted as a menu item, and menu 55 is displayed on the display unit 37. The user then works with the mouse 39 to move the pointer 403 and places it on the menu item that should be selected. Then, the left mouse button 39 is pressed to select and define a menu item. When the microprocessor 31 detects a mouse click, it accesses information related to the image (Fig. 7 (b)) and enters the pointer information corresponding to the selected command into the browser 303 to access the pointer. When the microprocessor 31 receives the file sent from the server based on the location of the access being performed, it executes the received file in accordance with the action table corresponding to the command selected at that moment. For example, a video image is played using the Real Player (trademark) software.
Here, the displayed menu items when clicking the mouse button on the displayed image of the image data processing window 402 are determined depending on the image content related to the information embedded in the image file with additional information. In addition, the image file with additional information, including information related to the image, is sent from the server 20. That is, the method differs in that the displayed menu items are determined by clicking the mouse button in accordance with the information downloaded from the server 20.
(2) Mouse Method
When the mouse button 39 is pressed and the keyboard button 38 is used, provided that the image data processing window 402 is selected, a predetermined information indicator corresponding to these actions can be accessed. When the mouse 39 is used in conjunction with the keyboard 38, the microprocessor 31 accesses the information related to the image and refers to the “Operation of the mouse” (FIG. 7 (b)) in order to determine whether or not the corresponding operation is determined. When the corresponding operation is determined, the information of the pointer corresponding to this operation is read and the pointer is entered into the browser 303 to access the corresponding pointer. When the microprocessor 31 receives the file returned from the server based on the location that is being accessed, the received file is executed in accordance with the action table corresponding to the name of the currently selected command. Here, the same mouse operation can be assigned to many actions.
[Specific example of accessing the information pointer]
Next, a specific example of work when accessing the information pointer will be described. An example of “telop mapping” in the action table of FIG. 7 (b) will be described here. Fig. 9 is an explanatory diagram of a telop display. When the "telop display" is defined in the action table, a pointer is defined for the action table in which the "telop" text file is defined for the corresponding pointer information, and the image file with additional information is downloaded and written to the local disk of the action text file (control code) display "telop". In addition, a single click on the left mouse button is determined to assign the mouse operation (the above definition is usually performed by the image file provider with additional information on the server).
When the image file with additional information containing the image related to the information is transmitted from the browser 303 to the image data processing 304, in the terminal 30, the microprocessor 31 refers to the information related to the image and starts accessing a pointer that is defined for “saving” . Then the text file "telop" is downloaded from the server corresponding to the pointer, and saves it on the local drive 33 on the hard drives.
After the user, by clicking on the mouse button 39 selects the image displayed in the image data processing window 402, the microprocessor 31 refers to information related to the image corresponding to the selected image, and when it determines that the control code defined in the action table represents a "telop display", a long and narrow window for displaying "telop" will be presented in the area (it may be outside this area) of the image data processing, which is shown in Fig. 9 so that the text "telop", read from the HDD 33, will be displayed as a creeping line in the window. As shown in FIG. 9, when a plurality of images 405 and 405 are transmitted, various “telop” may be displayed, depending on the image selected by the mouse 39.
[Transfer of an image file with additional information to image data processing]
In the embodiment described above, it was shown that an image file with additional information can be supplied to the image data processing by performing a drag-and-drop operation from the browser window 401 to the image data processing window 402. A different transmission method will be described here.
(1) "Drag and Drop" from the menu
10 is a diagram illustrating a drag and drop operation from a menu. As described above, the menu 55 (first control area) is displayed by pressing the right mouse button 39 so that you can select a menu item to add an image with additional information using the mouse 39. For a menu to add an image with additional information, how defined in the last row in Fig. 7 (b), the control code in the action table for the control code, in particular for adding the image, is determined in advance. When the user operates the mouse 39 and performs a drag operation on a menu item for adding an image with additional information to the image data processing window 402 (second control area), the microprocessor 31 detects this operation and refers to information related to the image (Fig. 7 (b )). When the control code in the action table corresponding to the menu item involved is checked, and when it is defined as “add image”, access to the corresponding pointer begins. When a new image information file is downloaded from a predetermined server in accordance with this access, the microprocessor 31 transfers the image file with additional information from the browser 303 to the image data processing 304 and additionally transfers the newly downloaded image file with the additional information to the image data processing 304.
It does not require activating the browser each time to transfer a new image file with additional information, which is an advantage.
Of course, the menu item for adding an image with additional information can be selected with a simple mouse click 39 in order to load a new image file with additional information and transfer it to the image data processing 304.
In addition, a new image file with additional information may be recorded within another image file with additional information that has already been transferred. In this case, when the menu item for adding an image with additional information (the first processing area) is dragged and left, for example, the microprocessor 31 does not access the network server, but refers to information related to the image of the image file with additional information that represents the current object, reads another image file with additional information registered in it in advance, and transfers it to the processing of image data 304 (second control area).
In this case, when transferring a new image file with additional information, it is not necessary to connect to the network server each time.
(2) Drag and drop from email software
The image file with additional information can be transferred to the processing of image data 304 by dragging and dropping an image file with additional information that is attached to the mail software in the image data processing window 402. A view window for the mail module or a check window for the attached file will be the first control area. In this case, since the image file with additional information is transmitted by placing it in an e-mail program so that it is available to the recipient, it is possible to widely and efficiently distribute information.
(3) Drag and drop from an arbitrary folder
An image file with additional information, once copied to a predetermined folder from a browser or mail software, can be transferred by dragging and dropping it from the corresponding folder (first processing area) to the image data window 402 (second processing area). The microprocessor 31 detects the drag and drop operation from an arbitrary folder to the image data processing window 402 and transfers the image file with additional information to the image data processing 304 in the same manner as the above drag and drop processing from the browser.
(4) Transmission method without pulling and leaving
An image file with additional information may be transferred to image data processing 304, even when replacing the drag operation described above and leaving it with another operation. For example, microprocessor 31 may detect that an image file with additional information managed outside the processing of image data 304 has been marked with a mouse pointer to transmit it to image data processing 304. Then, when the image file with additional information managed outside the processing 304 of the image data is copied to the buffer and then inserted from the buffer into the image data processing window 402, the microprocessor 31 can detect this operation and transfer the image file with the additional information to the image data processing.
(5) Transfer from a recording medium such as a CDROM
In addition, an image file with additional information may be transmitted from a computer-readable recording medium such as a CDROM. In this case, the image file with additional information depicted in the CDROM folder (first control area) can be transferred to the image data processing 304 (second control area) using, for example, the drag and drop operation described above, the mouse click operation and the copy operation of the insert or when CDROM is turned on, the installation program can be automatically activated, and this program can transfer an image file with additional information recorded, for example, on the CDROM, for processing 304 image data . Then, when the setup program transmits an image file with additional information, this program can detect an image file with additional information that has already been transmitted to the image data processing 304 to select only the unreleased image file with additional information, and then transfers it to the image data processing 304 .
Accordingly, an image file with additional information may be distributed as an application to the journal to ordinary users for use.
[Structure of the first management area and the second management area]
Although, as shown in FIG. 4, the first control area and the second control area can be represented by independent windows (processes, programs), respectively, another embodiment may be performed. Several embodiments will be described below.
11 shows an embodiment in which the web browser window 401 and the image data processing window 402 are represented by one program for selecting a display selection bookmark at the top of the window by using the input unit 35 and selectively display the selected window. First of all, an image file 404 with additional information displayed in the web browser window 401 is accessed for registration in the background data processing window 402. As a method of accessing an image file 404 with additional information, various of the above methods may be adopted. Then, an operation is performed on the bookmark and the display selection through the input unit 35 to display the image data processing window 402. In this case, an image file with additional information that was registered in the processing of image data can be accessed.
Then, FIG. 12 shows a display window in a frame structure, where one frame is a web browser window 401 and the second frame is an image data processing window 402. In this case, although the access work is performed more simply than dragging and dropping the image file 404 with additional information from the web browser window 401 to the information data processing window, the image file with additional information can be transmitted to the image data processing through the other methods described above. access.
In addition, in FIG. 13, when accessing the image file 404 with additional information displayed in the web browser window 401, the processing processor unit 31 includes an application program that was previously connected in the Network View Window. As a method of accessing a web browser, various of the above methods may be adopted as a way of accessing an image file with additional information. The activated application program adds the management of a new image file with additional information to the local HTML file recorded in the information storage unit 33 as a second control area. Then, the local HTML file, to which a new image with additional information has been added, is opened in the browser as a second control area 402. When a local HTML file is opened in a web browser, it can be opened to the borders of an existing web browser or it can be opened separately by launching a new web browser.
[Encoding information related to the image]
Next, encoding processing of information related to the image added to the image data will be described.
[Processing encoding in server]
The processing 205 for adding identification information in the server 20 includes a function for encoding information related to the image to be added to the image data. The coding algorithm updates after a predetermined period of time. By encoding information related to the image, the addition of information by a third party, erasing and modification of information related to the image can be prevented illegally for the purpose of using the image file.
[Decoding processing in a terminal device]
In the terminal 30, when referring to information related to the image added to the image data, the microprocessor 31 decodes the information related to the image. The decoding algorithm is recorded on the hard disk drive (HDD) 33 in advance, in accordance with the encoding algorithm in the server 20. However, since the encoding algorithm in the server 20 is updated after a certain period of time, when the encoding algorithm of the server 20 is updated, it is necessary to update the algorithm decoding in terminal 30 so that it matches the updated coding algorithm.
[Update decoding algorithm]
Server 20 processes the versions of the decoding algorithm recorded in terminal 30 in the database for each ID (e.g., IP address) corresponding to the terminal device. When the encoding algorithm for the information related to the image is updated in the server 20, the checkbox for the ID of all terminal devices is checked, and the decoding algorithm corresponding to the new encoding algorithm is sent for updating to those terminal devices that then access the server 20, whose ID have been flagged. Then, the checkboxes corresponding to the terminal device IDs of which were updated are cleared. The decoding algorithm is recorded on the medium 23 on the hard disks (HDD) of the server device.
The processing 304 of the image data includes a function of trying to decode information related to the image, which is included in the corresponding image file with additional information when the image file with the additional information is transmitted, and to check whether the data structure of the decoded image related to the information is in a normal state . Then, if the structure of the decoded data is not in a normal state, the transmission of the corresponding image file with additional information will be prohibited. This prevents the transfer of an illegally modified file. In addition, an illegal image file with additional information can be detected based on identification information that is added to the image data.
[Billing Processing]
Next, a billing method will be described in which an image file with additional information is transmitted from a browser to the image data processing 304. When the image file with additional information is transferred from the browser to the image data file, the image data processing 304 accesses the server 20 and requests billing processing to make bill payments.
An access registration protocol (log) (registration creation protocol (log)) described in one embodiment of the present invention is created provided that the image file with additional information has been transmitted from the browser to the image data processing 304 in terminal 30. That is, when the image file with additional information is transmitted to the processing of image data, the microprocessor 31 extracts identification information embedded in the image file with additional information from the transmitted image file with additional additional information, and sends the identification information and the file name to the image file with additional information to the server 20. Server 20 associates the received identification information and the name of the image file, the IP address and name of the network computer of the terminal making the access, and the time and date of access in order to create the above log creation protocol (log) (FIG. 3).
Moreover, the fact that the image file with additional information is transmitted to the image data processing of the terminal 30 is recorded in the access log of the server 20.
[Billing Method (1)]
The first billing method is a method by which billing is performed only on the first transfer of the same image file with additional information to the same terminal (or it may be processing 304 image data for the same user or the same ID) while billing is not performed for the second and subsequent transfers. When the image file with additional information is transmitted to the image data processing 304, the terminal microprocessor 31 sends to the server 20 the corresponding identification information that was set for the image file with the additional information and the name of the image file with the additional information and offers billing for the server 30. The microprocessor 21 of the server, which is given the command to compose an account, compares the IP address and network name of the terminal computer making access at this time, and received new identification information and the name of the image file with the log creation protocol (log) to determine if the same image file with additional information that was sent to the image data processing 304 to the same terminal in the past is transmitted. As a result, if the same image file is transmitted, billing is not performed at this time. On the other hand, if this image file with additional information was not previously transferred to the processing of image data 304 to this terminal, an invoice will be drawn up for transferring a new file.
[Billing Method (2)]
The second billing method is a method corresponding to the first billing method for billing for transferring a new file on another day, even if it will be transferring the same image file with additional information to the same terminal. When using an image file with additional information, use can be considered as receiving a service with free content before the term of this condition. If the same image file with additional information can be transferred to the same terminal several times, without billing, in this case the validity date of the free content service becomes meaningless. In this case, even if the same image file with additional information is transmitted to the same terminal, billing is performed when the transfer is performed on different days.
When the image file with additional information is transmitted to the image data processing 304, the microprocessor 31 of the terminal device sends to the server 20 the corresponding identification information specified for this image file with additional information and the name of this image file with additional information and, in addition, suggests invoice for this server 30. The microprocessor 21 of the server device, which is given the command to compose an account, compares the IP address and name of the network computer terminal and, which accesses at this point in time, and the received identification information and the name of the image file with the creation of a log creation protocol (log) to determine whether the exact same data was recorded on the same day. As a result, if the same data were recorded, billing is not performed. On the other hand, if the same data were not recorded on the same day, billing is performed on the transfer of the image file with additional information at this point in time.
[Billing Method (3)]
In the first and second billing methods, a different terminal may be used to determine, but the same user. In this case, the user authorization system (function) is created inside or outside the server 20, and when a request is made for access from terminal 30 to server 20, the user authorization system asks the user to authorize to allow access to server 30 in cases where user authorization will be executed accordingly. Accordingly, since the user can be identified, it can be determined whether or not the same image file with additional information was sent to the processing of image data 304 for each user in the past.
Here, the form for embedding information related to the image in the image file (pictogram) with additional information may be a packet in the form of a pictogram as described above, or it may be a packet using the Java language applet (trademark), ActiveX control (trademark sign) or the like. Java applet and ActiveX control are program blocks that can be executed by browser software such as Netscape (trademark) and Internet Explore (trademark). Then, the execution code will be described using the middle Java code for the Java applet and using the internal CPU code for ActiveX control and can be enabled for execution by browsers, respectively. In addition, both Java applets and ActiveX controls can be graphically displayed on browser screens. When, for example, a Java applet or ActiveX control is used, only one applet can be prepared to display one image, instead of an icon into which the corresponding information is embedded. In addition, when a descriptor (IMG) is used to display an icon in a browser, the applet can be executed using a descriptor (EMBED) or a descriptor (APPLET). In addition, the introduction of relevant information for both of them is sufficient when they are executed in the form of a program.
Industrial applicability
In accordance with the present invention, an image file is used to control each of the terminal devices by embedding the information pointer in the image file and control operations depending on the program corresponding to the pointer in the image file. Moreover, various controls for terminal devices can be defined on the transmitting side of the image file.
In addition, when the image of the image file is an image representing, for example, the operation of the program, the contents of these operations can be implemented simply by linking to the image.
Since the image file with additional information and the information related to the image are separate, one can expect the effect of hindering the illegal use of the image file for inappropriate applications, and in addition, a high return effect (access) to the information of the image provider from its distributed destinations, even if the image file will be distributed as usual.
In addition, in the present invention, when the corresponding identification information is created depending on access from the terminal, and the created identification information is added to the predetermined image data provided by the information transfer server so that a recording of this transmission between the identification information and the image data to which is added identification information, information related to user access corresponding to identification information added to image data, for example a the address of the terminal used by the user, access time, and so on, can be obtained by reference to this correspondence. Therefore, an analysis of access conditions, for example, from a terminal, can be relatively simple.

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1. A computer-readable recording medium containing an image file recorded on it, the data stream of which contains identification information corresponding to this image file, pointers to one or many blocks of additional information associated with the specified image file and transmitted separately from the image file, item index a menu corresponding to an image file and / or a module of a predetermined program for accessing said additional information.
2. A computer-readable recording medium comprising an image file recorded thereon, including an area for recording data that affects the type of image, and an area for recording data that does not affect the type of image in which the specified area for recording data that is not affects the type of image, identification information related to the image file is recorded, pointers to one or many blocks of additional information associated with the specified image file and transmitted separately from the image file, and / or on module a predetermined program for access to said additional information.
3. A computer-readable recording medium containing an image file recorded on it, in which identification information corresponding to the image file, pointers to one or a plurality of blocks of additional information associated with the image file are recorded in the data stream of the specified image file in an area that is ignored when displaying the image the specified image file and transmitted separately from the image file, the index of the menu item corresponding to the image file, and / or a module of a predetermined program, pre designated to access said additional information.
4. A computer-readable recording medium containing an image file recorded on it, in the data stream of which, a pointer to at least additional information associated with the specified image file and transmitted separately from the image file and processing the specified information indicated by the pointer, are considered as one pair, so that one pair or multiple pairs can be recorded.
5. A device for creating a recording medium in accordance with claim 1, comprising a recording means having an image file stored therein; input means for inputting pointers to one or a plurality of blocks of additional information associated with the specified image file and transmitted separately from the image file, the index of the menu item corresponding to the image file, and / or the identification information of the module of a predetermined program for accessing said additional information; information processing means for recording in a data stream a specified image file, an indicator for inputting information from an input means, an index of menu items corresponding to an image file, and / or a program module corresponding to said identification information.
6. The medium on which the image file creation program is recorded, on the basis of which the computer performs the following steps: receiving from the input means pointers of one or a plurality of blocks of additional information associated with the specified image file and transmitted separately from the image file, an index for the menu item corresponding to an image file and / or identification information of a module of a predetermined program for accessing said additional information; recording in the data stream an image file recorded in the memory means, input pointers of information from the input means, an index of menu items corresponding to the image file, and / or a program module corresponding to the specified identification information.
7. A device for transmitting an image file containing a recording medium according to claim 1, and information processing means for reading the specified image file from the specified recording medium in accordance with a request from the terminal and returning it to the specified terminal.
8. A recording medium containing a recorded image file processing program for the computer to perform the following steps: track access to the image file with additional information associated with the specified image file and transmitted separately from the image file, which is executed in the first control area; then, when the file with the specified additional information is accessed, executed in the first control area, displaying in the second control area, an image based on the image information related to the image included in the image file with the additional information, and managing the image file with the additional information in the second management area; tracking access to the image file with additional information that is produced in the second control area; and when accessing the image file with additional information, performed in the second area of management, access and execution of the file existing in the place predetermined by the pointer, or the corresponding file pre-recorded on the local recording medium.
9. The recording medium according to claim 8, characterized in that the access to the image file with additional information, which is performed in the first control area, is a drag and drop operation of the corresponding image.
10. The recording medium according to claim 8, characterized in that the access to the image file with additional information performed in the specified first control area is a selection operation in the menu displayed with respect to the corresponding image.
11. The recording medium according to claim 8, characterized in that the access to the image file with additional information performed in the specified first control area is an operation for the menu displayed in relation to the corresponding image file with additional information.
12. The recording medium according to claim 8, characterized in that the access to the image file with additional information performed in the specified first control area is the operation of clicking the mouse button on the corresponding image.
13. The recording medium according to claim 8, characterized in that the access to the image file with additional information performed in the specified first control area is a drag operation for the corresponding image file with additional information.
14. The recording medium according to claim 8, characterized in that the first control area is a window for viewing a web page of a WWW browser, a window for viewing an email software body, a window for checking an attached email software file, a folder window for linking to a file recorded on the recording medium, or a window that is displayed by the image file input means.
15. The recording medium according to claim 8, characterized in that said first control area and said second control area are formed and executed by independent programs.
16. The recording medium according to claim 15, characterized in that the tabs for selecting a presentation type for selecting one of the presentation types of the first control area and the presentation type of the second control area can be presented to display the possibility of selecting control areas next to the tab selected through the tool input.
17. The recording medium according to claim 15, characterized in that the view of the first control area and the view of the second control area are displayed simultaneously with the frame.
18. The recording medium according to claim 8, characterized in that when accessing the image file with additional information that is executed in the first file in the markup language, which is the first control area, a second file in the markup language is read from the storage medium, which represents the second control area, and, after updating the second file in the markup language so that the specified second file in the markup language manages the specified image file with additional information, the second file in a markup language.
19. A recording medium containing an image file processing program for the computer to perform the steps of searching for an image file with additional information associated with the specified image file and transmitted separately from the image file on the recording medium when the recording medium can be accessed in the first area managing and reading the image file with additional information and managing it in the second control area when the image file with additional information is found, and then living access to the image file with additional information that is produced in the second control area; and when accessing the image file with additional information, performed in the second area of management, access and execution of the file existing in the place predetermined by the pointer, or the corresponding file pre-recorded on the local recording medium.
20. An image file processing device comprising information processing means for storing a menu item corresponding to an image recorded in the memory means when a predetermined image is selected by means of input means, reading a menu item corresponding to the selected image from the specified memory means for displaying it on the means the display, and when the displayed menu item is selected using the input means, performing a predetermined processing corresponding to the selected menu item, in which the specified information processing means accesses an external server to obtain a menu item corresponding to the specified image, and writes it to the specified memory medium.
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