Interactive exploration of image collections on mobile devices

Gerald Schaefer*, Matthew Tallyn, Daniel Felton, David Edmundson, William Plant

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


    Image collections are ever growing and hence visual information is becoming more and more important. Moreover, the classical paradigm of taking pictures has changed, first with the spread of digital cameras and, more recently, with mobile devices equipped with integrated cameras. Clearly, these image repositories need to be managed, and tools for effectively and efficiently searching image databases are highly sought after, especially on mobile devices where more and more images are being stored. In this paper, we present an image browsing system for interactive exploration of image collections on mobile devices. Images are arranged so that visually similar images are grouped together while large image repositories become accessible through a hierarchical, browsable tree structure, arranged on a hexagonal lattice. The developed system provides an intuitive and fast interface for navigating through image databases using a variety of touch gestures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationActive media technology
    EditorsRunhe Huang, Ali A. Ghorbani, et al
    Place of PublicationBerlin (US)
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-35236-2
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-35235-5
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2012
    Event8th international conference on Active Media Technology - Macau, China
    Duration: 4 Dec 20127 Dec 2012

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference8th international conference on Active Media Technology
    Abbreviated titleAMT 2012


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