Tuesday, 27 Jul, 2010 Technology

Software that Superimposes Historical and Contemporary Photos


Now users can superimpose a historic picture on a contemporary image of the same scene.

However, in order to obtain a more accurate image the photo should be taken from the same spot, using the same zoom level. Such possibility comes from new software developed for digital cameras.

The new technology was developed by Fredo Durand and Soonmin Bae at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, who teamed up with Aseem Agarwala of Adobe Systems in San Jose, California. They came up with a technique entitled visual homing.

It is worth mentioning that visual homing is a method used in robotics, where it sends a robot to a precise location.

The new software runs on a laptop that is connected to a digital camera. Their program compares the image from the camera to a preloaded historical scene and offers instructions on how to better adjust the camera's position and zoom in order to obtain the most accurate match, reports NewScientist.

Although the laptop is now used to run the software, in the near future the developers hope to make the program run right on the camera.

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//4 Jul 08, 2011 08:04 PM | posted by: gian
woah! i didn't notice that someone invented this!
i think that who invented this invention is so genius!

Good luck!! please invent things that help me how to answer my assignments. hehehe kidding...
15 votes

//3 Jul 01, 2011 08:20 AM | posted by: MANOHAR
it is a very osm invention to see our historical places.
19 votes

//2 Mar 29, 2011 04:06 PM | posted by: Raajesh kumar
good ,very very good,keep search other
20 votes

//1 Aug 01, 2010 02:46 PM | posted by: ugo
hi, in my contri nigeria piple dont know d level tech has atained. the tech of these days are imposible to belive. except it is on d pesons palm. but i believe al dis are tru. ilet me ad dat d price of techs dat comout shud be written

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