( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 448 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/836,182
(22) Filed: Aug. 9, 2007
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2008/0025649 Al Jan. 31, 2008
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 10/176,130, filed on Jun. 20, 2002, now Pat. No. 7,302,118.
(60) Provisional application No. 60/355,431, filed on Feb. 7, 2002.
(51) Int. CI.
G06K 9/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 382/306; 382/232
(58) Field of Classification Search 382/306,
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U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
A system, media, and method for transforming a main image of a digital image in accordance with a parameter are provided. The main image that is transformed based on the parameter may be one stored in the Exchangeable Image File ("EXIF") format. In turn, the metadata, including the thumbnail image, is updated to correspond to the transformed main image. The transformed main image and updated metadata are stored together in a file using the EXIF format. Thus, the transformed main image may be viewed using a digital camera or viewer software compatible with a properly formatted EXIF file.
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