Patent Number: 8,788,971

Title: Methods and arrangements for composing information-carrying artwork

Abstract: Data defining several different information-carrying patterns can be stored on mass storage of a computer workstation and serve as a library of design elements for future designs. The same user-interface techniques that are employed to pick colors in image-editing software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop) and fill textures in presentation programs (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint) can similarly be used to present a palette of information patterns to a security document designer. Clicking on a visual representation of the desired pattern makes the pattern available for inclusion in a security document being designed (e.g. filling a desired area). A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.

Inventors: Rhoads; Geoffrey B. (West Linn, OR)

Assignee: Digimarc Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06F 3/048 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 2022-07-22 0:00:00