Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian, Engineers in Information Management and Machine Learning at Microsoft, used the software giant's newly released Face detection API to develop a web page which attempts to guess the age and gender of the people shown in user-submitted photos.
By Microsoft's estimation, the photography business must have taken its toll on me – I was actually less than two weeks shy of 32 when the image above was taken.
From the Microsoft:
Image Composite Editor (ICE) is an advanced panoramic image stitcher created by the Microsoft Research Computational Photography Group. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the app creates a high-resolution panorama that seamlessly combines the original images. ICE can also create a panorama from a panning video, including stop-motion action overlaid on the background. Finished panoramas can be shared with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading them to the Photosynth web site. Panoramas can also be saved in a wide variety of image formats, including JPEG, TIFF, and Photoshop’s PSD/PSB format, as well as the multiresolution tiled format used by HD View and Deep Zoom.
Download: Microsoft Image Composite Editor v2.0
From PC Mag:
Microsoft said the deal covers patents for digital imaging and mobile consumer products, among other things.
Canon is the latest company to ink a patent licensing deal with Microsoft.
The deal provides Microsoft and Canon with access to licenses for each other’s patent portfolios. Exact terms were not disclosed, but Microsoft said the agreement covers a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products.
“This collaborative approach with Canon allows us to deliver inventive technologies that benefit consumers around the world,” Nick Psyhogeos, general manager and associate general counsel of the IP Licensing of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft, said in a statement. “Microsoft believes cooperative licensing is an effective way to accelerate innovation while reducing patent disputes.”
The two companies have worked together before. In 2009, Microsoft said that Canon was among the first firms to sign up for a licensing program for its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology.
Microsoft said it has now inked more than 1,100 patent licensing deals since its IP licensing program started in Dec. 2003. Many of the headlines surrounding that program have focused on Microsoft’s efforts to license its Android-related patents (Yes, Android).
Microsoft has posted Camera Codec Pack 16.4.1899.0416 for download.
The update includes support for the Canon EOS 6D, Rebel T4i and Nikon 1 V1, D600, and D5200 as well as many others. Check out the Windows 7 download link for a complete list of supported cameras.
The new Microsoft Camera Codec Pack adds RAW image support for the following cameras:
For more information, see the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack Download Page.
Microsoft has posted Camera Codec Pack 16.4.1620.0719 for download.
Hit the link to get the full (extensive) list of supported cameras.
Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (16.0.0652.0621) is now available for download.
The Microsoft Camera Codec Pack enables the viewing of a variety of device-specific file formats in Window Live Photo Gallery as well as other software that is based in Windows Imaging Codecs (WIC).
Installing this package will allow supported RAW camera files to be viewable in Windows Explorer.
This package is available in both the x86 and x64 versions.
The Microsoft Camera Codec Pack provides support for the following device formats:
EOS 1000D (EOS Kiss F in Japan and the EOS Rebel XS in North America), EOS 10D, EOS 1D Mk2, EOS 1D Mk3, EOS 1D Mk4, EOS 1D Mk2 N, EOS 1Ds Mk2, EOS 1Ds Mk3, EOS 20D, EOS 300D (the Kiss Digital in Japan and the Digital Rebel in North America) , EOS 30D, EOS 350D (the Canon EOS Kiss Digital N in Japan and EOS Digital Rebel XT in North America), EOS 400D (the Kiss Digital X in Japan and the Digital Rebel XTi in North America), EOS 40D, EOS 450D (EOS Kiss X2 in Japan and the EOS Rebel XSi in North America), EOS 500D (EOS Kiss X3 in Japan and the EOS Rebel T1i in North America), EOS 550D (EOS Kiss X4 in Japan, and as the EOS Rebel T2i in North America), EOS 50D, EOS 5D, EOS 5D Mk2, EOS 7D, EOS D30, EOS D60, G2, G3, G5, G6, G9, G10, G11, Pro1, S90
D100, D1H, D200, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3s, D300, D3000, D300s, D3X, D40, D40x, D50, D5000, D60, D70, D700, D70s, D80, D90, P6000
A100, A200, A230, A300, A330, A350, A380, A700, A850, A900, DSC-R1
C7070, C8080, E1, E10, E20, E3, E30, E300, E330, E400, E410, E420, E450, E500, E510, E520, E620, EP1
Pentax (PEF formats only):
K100D, K100D Super, K10D, K110D, K200D, K20D, K7, K-x, *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DS
Digilux 3, D-LUX4, M8, M9
DiMage A1, DiMage A2, Maxxum 7D (Dynax 7D in Europe, a-7 Digital in Japan)
G1, GH1, GF1, LX3
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista Service Pack 2
The Inside Windows Live Blog has a short post regarding Photo Gallery now supporting raw format.
(Thanks Matt & Chuck)