Patent Number: 8,793,647

Title: Evaluation of graphical output of graphical software applications executing in a computing environment

Abstract: Graphic objects generated by a software application executing in a computing environment are evaluated. The computing environment includes a graphical user interface for managing I/O functions, a data storage device for storing computer usable program code and data, and a data processing engine in communication with the graphical user interface and the data storage device The data processing engine receives and processes origin data from the data storage device to produce projected values for data points in the graphic image intended to be displayed. The data processing engine also creates and processes a snapshot of the displayed graphic object to produce actual values of data points in the displayed graphic object, compares the projected values to the actual values, and outputs an indication of the degree of similarity between the intended graphic object and the displayed graphic object.

Inventors: Alexander; Stefan (Boeblingen, DE), Pietzsch; Rene (Leipzig, DE), Schaefer; Sebastian (Boeblingen, DE), Trinks; Andreas (Boeblingen, DE), Wilbert; Henning (Boeblingen, DE)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/445 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018