a new and extremely efficient image comparison technology made by EnSoft.
NOT a textual image searcher. iMM
does NOT look for image 'content', it doesn't look for 'faces' or
'cars' or 'houses'.
search images sharing a similar aspect, it is an aspect based
image search facility that compares images by matching his
colors/lights distributions in the image plane.
technology is so
efficient, that opens the door to tasks that have been forbiden by now
to 'normal' home computers, with iMM
em things like
comparison is now possible.
Our current home computers are able to routinely do massive textual
searches, we are able to locate what documents in our disks have a
given word, but we are NOT able to routinely locate graphical
We are unable to know (till now) in a simple and fast way if
the internet or tv image we are looking at in our monitors it
in our disks, or to search for a picture frame on a movie, or why not?
in a whole tv series.
overcome those current limitations by developing an efficient
image comparison method that aproaches in efectivity the textual search
facilities, and raise to milions the number of image comparison per
second we can do in our computers.
can do image searches (still image or video) in arbritrary groups of
images. That is, we can search for a video fragment in a group of
movies, or to search a photograf in a set of images, or videos, etc etc
As his textuals cousins, the methodology involves an 'indexing' step,
where graphic material is readed once, processed and the
are stored with references to the original images.
The search process has two main traits:
Robustness: A resized or streched image is always detected as
very similar to the original one.
Efficiency: The technology is so fast that makes possible to compare in
real time a video stream against hours of indexed video, detecting
technology is being actively developed, on the theoretical side new
image comparison metrics are being tested and perfected, on
practical side new applications beyond the base 'search' capabilities
are being created, for example automatic storyboad creation
technology is © (2005-2009) of Joan Vilaseca Corbera.