Mobile access to personal digital photograph archives
Gurrin, Cathal and Lee, Hyowon and O'Hare, Neil and Smeaton, Alan F. and Murphy, Noel and Jones, Gareth J.F. (2005) Mobile access to personal digital photograph archives. In: MobileHCI 05 - 7th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services , September 2005, Salzburg, Austria . ISBN 9781595930897
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Handheld computing devices are becoming highly connected
devices with high capacity storage. This has resulted in their being able to support storage of, and access to, personal photo archives. However the only means for mobile device users to browse such archives is typically a simple one-by-one scroll through image thumbnails in the order that they were taken, or by manually organising them based on folders. In this paper we describe a system for context-based browsing of personal digital photo archives. Photos are labeled with the GPS location and time they are taken and this is used to derive other context-based metadata such as weather conditions and daylight conditions. We
present our prototype system for mobile digital photo retrieval, and an experimental evaluation illustrating the utility of location information for effective personal photo retrieval.
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