Patent Number: 8,576,234

Title: Simulating animation during slideshow

Abstract: A method and system for simulating an animation effect during the display of a digitally encoded picture, including the steps of: storing a plurality of predetermined animation effects; identifying at least one selected portion of the picture by means of a main subject identification algorithm; selecting at least one of the predetermined animation effects; modifying the display of the picture according to the selected at least one predetermined animation effect, so that the at least one selected portion of the picture is emphasized.

Inventors: MacLellan; Scot (Rome, IT), Orlandi; Ivan (Rome, IT)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06T 13/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017