Patent Number: 6,683,699

Title: Image printing method and apparatus

Abstract: The printed matter for regenerating a three-dimensional image derived from a parallax image string obtained on interpolating shape changes between images constituting the parallax image string is to be produced. An image printing device 1 morphs images constituting a plurality of sets of parallax image strings of an object obtained on photographing by an image pickup device 30. Based on the morphed parallax image string, the printed matter regenerating a three-dimensional image is formulated by the printer 50. The image printing device 1 executes processing in which the morphing rate of change is changed depending on the actuation of the actuating unit 100 to display the resulting image on the display unit 40. The image printing device 1 also morphs the image of the object photographed by the image pickup device 30 with an image stored in the external memory 80.

Inventors: Ashizaki; Koji (Tokyo, JP), Baba; Shigeyuki (Tokyo, JP), Shirakura; Akira (Tokyo, JP), Kihara; Nobuhiro (Kanagawa, JP), Ishimoto; Ko (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G03B 35/00 (20060101); G06T 17/00 (20060101); G03B 15/00 (20060101); G06F 15/00 (20060101); G06T 7/00 (20060101); H04N 13/00 (20060101); G03B 35/02 (20060101); H04N 5/76 (20060101); G06F 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/27/2021