Patent Number: 6,253,220

Title: Method of optimizing the filling of an editing medium with digital images of variable sizes, and with preservation of the size ratios

Abstract: The method comprises the steps of sorting the images according to a principal criterion (width or height) and a secondary criterion (height or width) and after having indexed these images, automatically associating the image p-j and the image p+1+j with the same editing row so as to minimize the total useful width of the aggregation of the images, and calculates the maximum enlargement ratio for editing the aggregation of the images on a medium arranged in portrait or landscape mode.

Inventors: Le Beux; Jean-Claude (Vincennes, FR), Buff; Michel F. (La Frette, FR)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: G06T 11/60 (20060101); G06F 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018