Patent Number: 7,765,480

Title: Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and a computer-readable storage medium containing a computer program for image processing recorded thereon

Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention comprises a reference image extracting section for extracting a reference image as an object for display; a parameter managing section for managing a plurality of parameters and their values for the extracted reference image; a parameter setting section for selecting any two arbitrary parameters and setting the selected parameters as scales for the vertical axis and horizontal axis; a peripheral image preparing section for preparing peripheral images each obtained by changing the values of the two parameters selected for the reference image by a specified amount; and an image display controller for providing display controls by correlating parameter values of peripheral images to those for the vertical axis and horizontal axis of the reference image so that the reference image is displayed at a specified position of a screen and also peripheral images thereof are displayed surrounding the reference image in n layers.

Inventors: Hasegawa; Minoru (Chiba, JP), Takaki; Toshinori (Tokyo, JP), Sakata; Norihiko (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018