■The Back Ground of Development
Today, the rapid spread of digital camera is astonishing. Especially, as the electrical technology advances, the precision of the image, the memory of speed, fast starting up, beautiful color of printed image, and the convenient of loading into computer are about to surpass the convenience and performance of usual film system camera.
It doesn’t matter to digital camera whether the images are photographed in horizontal or in vertical if the attention is paid to picture printed one by one as well as usual film system camera. However, when you think of the image recognition through computer which is symbolized by Internet or Digital Archive, it matters much whether the images are photographed in horizontal or in vertical.
Surely, there are plenty of softwares which load and display the photographed images as thumbnails. People recognize the upright image with their eyes and rotate the image by 90 degrees in manual operation. This is extremely ordinary operation.
Perhaps, when several hundred and several thousand images have to be treated at a time, this simple operation becomes an extremely inconvenient and time-consuming task.
■Solution of the Problem
Memorize the angle of camera ( in horizontal or in vertical ) in photographing and cope with the information automatically with computer.
■Provide two shutter buttons, one is on the upper right part of the camera and the other is on the left side. Depress the upper right button in spite of the angle of camera ( in horizontal or in vertical ) and memorize the peculiar signal of each shutter button. When the images are loaded from digital camera into computer, the upright images are rotated to correct orientation , based on this shutter button information.
■Provide the angle sensor inside camera body and memorize the angle information of camera. Base on the angle information when the images are loaded from digital camera into computer and rotate the images to correct orientation.
■The Ripple Effect
This system, Automatic Recognition of Image Top and Bottom, will be bring about a revolutionary effect on the coming digital image society.