Patent Number: 7,711,210

Title: Selection of images for image processing

Abstract: Scores are calculated for each of a plurality of preselected evaluation items for each image, and the plurality of scores are weighted and combined to produce combined scores. Then a plurality of candidate images are selected and displayed from a group of images based on these combined scores. A user selects one or more images to be processed from these candidate images, and the degrees of correlation between user selected images and evaluation items are found based on the scores for a plurality of evaluation items in the images selected for processing. Then the weightings of evaluation items having high degrees of correlation are increased.

Inventors: Hosoda; Tatsuya (Nagano-ken, JP), Kuwata; Naoki (Nagano-ken, JP), Shinozaki; Junichiro (Nagano-ken, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/54 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018