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Multimedia Experience on Web-Connected CE Devices

Tretter, Dan; Liu, Jerry; Zhang, Xuemei; Gao, Yuli; Atkins, Brian; Chao, Hui; Xiao, Jun; Wu, Peng; Lin, Qian
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): multimedia, digital photography, image analysis, image composition, automatic layout, photobook, consumer electronics

Abstract: Consumer electronics (CE) are changing from stand- alone single-function devices to products with increasing connectivity, convergence of functionality, and a focus on customer experience. We discuss the features that characterize the new generation of CE and illustrate this new paradigm through an examination of how web services can be integrated with CE products to deliver an improved user experience. In particular, we focus on one aspect of the CE segment, digital photography. We introduce AutoPhotobook, an automatic photobook creation service and provide a detailed look at how it addresses the complexity of photobook authoring through a portfolio of automatic photo analysis and composition technologies. We then show how this collection of technologies is integrated into a larger ecosystem with other web services and web-connected CE devices to deliver an enhanced user experience.

23 Pages

Additional Publication Information: Accepted for Book Chapter by Springer.

External Posting Date: April 6, 2010 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: April 6, 2010 [Fulltext]

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