Patent published on October 19, 2023

Sony's New Patent Could Make Filtering Event Photos Easier with PlayMemories Home

Sorting through a plethora of pictures from an event like a wedding may seem like a daunting and time-consuming task. A patent from Sony, numbered US20230333709A1, aims to provide a solution to this problem. The patent describes a computer program that assists users in browsing through several images at once, selecting desirable ones, and saving them for future reference.

At many events, such as weddings, an overwhelming number of photos are taken, and browsing through these photos in chronological order is not only time-consuming but can also prove to be a bit of a bore for viewers. Moreover, for the people involved in curating these photos, like photographers, it becomes quite a challenge to decide which photos to include in the final collection from a pool of numerous snaps.

Sony's patent aims to provide a solution to this issue. It enables filtering of images based on particular criteria, making it less cumbersome for people to browse through the photos and decide which ones to include in the final collection. It gets rid of the hassle of manually selecting and sorting photos from a vast array of images, providing a smooth and convenient user experience.

Imagine, after attending a friend's wedding, you want to view the photos captured during the event. Now instead of scrolling through thousands of images, you have a much narrowed down collection of photos to review. The photos can be selected based on various events during the wedding like the ceremony, the reception, and others, providing a more organized and effortless experience. This will certainly make the overall process of browsing through event photos a lot smoother and more enjoyable.

However, like any patent, there is no surety when this feature will finally make its way into our devices. It's always important to remember that patents often take time to move from the idea to implementation stage, if they ever make it there at all. So, while we can get excited about the prospect of such technology, we should remember that for now, it's just a concept.

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