Patent Number: 7,711,208

Title: Method for changing the dimensions of an electronically stored image

Abstract: The invention relates to a method for changing the dimensions of an electronically stored image which is composed of individual objects that are arranged below or next to one another or that fully or partially overlap one another, in which the image is changed in at least one horizontal or vertical image dimension and at least some of the individual objects are changed in at least one horizontal or vertical object dimension and the change in the object dimension is sometimes not necessarily proportional to the change in the image dimension. This method is currently carried out manually. Automatic implementation is achieved by the invention in that in order to automatically arrange and change the size of the individual objects in the event of a change in the horizontal and/or vertical image dimension, object properties are assigned to each individual object via a data processing program that runs on a data processing system, these object properties are stored in a memory and a change in the size and/or position of the individual objects is carried out via the data processing program, wherein the object properties define a changeability of the individual objects.

Inventors: Grunder; Bernhard (Lieser, DE)

Assignee: Socoto GmbH & Co. KG

International Classification: G06K 9/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018