Photo Recognition

Picasa Team has teamed up with Neven Vision to offer a better way to organize photos. Basically, they are working to include photo recognition technology to allow users to search for photo's easier, without requiring them to use 'Labels'. I've always thought about how cool it would be to have this feature and now they are working towards making it a reality. What this means is that they want to be able to recognize places and people from photo's taken on a camera. How cool would that be?

Image if I took a picture of my girls next to the garage with my dog in the background and then simply open Picasa and do a search for "Lizzie" or "Jazzy" or "Diesel" and this picture would popup along with all the other pictures that have them in it. Now we're talkin!!!

This is very similar to what Microsoft is working on with PhotoSynth... If you haven't heard of PhotoSynth, you should definitely check it out. It is basically an application that will take a bunch of pictures and create a 3D model using the pictures taken... Of course there is a lot more to it than that, but that is the gist of it. You should watch the video to see what all PhotoSynth does.

Print | posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:23 PM