Patent Number: 7,711,145

Title: Finding images with multiple people or objects

Abstract: A method of searching through a collection of images, includes providing a list of individuals of interest and features associated with such individuals; detecting people in the collection images; determining the likelihood(s) for each listed individual of appearing in each collection image in response to the detected people and the features associated with the listed individuals; and selecting in response to the determined likelihood(s) a number of collection images such that each individual from the list appears in the selected number of collection images.

Inventors: Gallagher; Andrew C. (Brockport, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: G06K 9/00 (20060101); G06T 13/00 (20060101); H04N 5/225 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018