Automatic Rating and Selection of Digital Photographs.
ABSTRACT This paper presents methods for automatically rating and selecting digital photographs. The importance of each photograph is es- timated by analyzing its content as well as its time-metadata. The pres- ence of people is estimated by combining face and skin detection. Finally, the appeal of each photograph is calculated using a trained SVM classi- fier. The results of a conducted user study show that the automatically obtained rating coincides well with the perception of the test persons.
Conference Paper: User experience study of multiple photo streams visualization[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: With the expansion of digital photographic content stored online and concurrent proliferation of capturing devices, the management and visualization of personal photo collections have become very challenging tasks. In order to gain insight into novel ways of handling and representing large personal photo collections, this paper presents results of a user experience study into novel visualizations of multiple photo streams, sourced from different individuals or capture devices. A web-based application prototype was designed and implemented offering synchronized visualization of photo streams in a single- or multi-window display layout. An experimental study was conducted with 20 users, and the results demonstrate high user demand for concurrent presentation of multiple media streams as well as recommends methods for leveraging its potential.Proceedings of the 26th Annual BCS Interaction Specialist Group Conference on People and Computers; 09/2012
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ABSTRACT: This work presents a showcase on automated selection of photos from a digital photo collection. The Photo Summary technology considers content-based information and photo metadata to determine the most relevant photos in a given collection. The key contribution is the rating scheme for relevance which is based on criteria such as the diversity of photos, the importance of the photo motifs, the technical quality and aesthetics of photos and the interdependence of photos concerning the represented events. The summarization system further considers user preferences and visualizes the selected photos as event staples.Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, ICMR 2011, Trento, Italy, April 18 - 20, 2011; 01/2011