Government // Mobile & Wireless
News
3/22/2012
09:57 AM
Connect Directly
Facebook
Google+
LinkedIn
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
Repost This

Image Processing Tech Makes Magic Manipulations

"Random access JPEG" technology from Scalado lets camera users remove foreground objects, and create high-quality panoramas and 3-D images. Scalado doesn't make digital cameras--they just make digital cameras better.

One of the gems we found at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is Swedish company Scalado. Its technology makes powerful image manipulation features in mobile devices possible.

Scalado is one of those companies that works behind the scenes. You probably never heard of it, but you might well own a product that incorporates its software.

Below, InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson interviews Scalado CTO Sami Niemi who describes and demonstrates the company's technology. The secret is something called "random access jpeg," or RAJPEG. Scalado technology manages images much faster and more efficiently than conventional means.

Niemi demonstrates fast zooming in and out, fast and smooth panning, and quick opening of large numbers of images. And that's the boring part. Where it really gets cool is where he shows how images can be manipulated in order to remove or move around foreground objects, or create high-quality panoramas or 3-D objects.

Check out the Scalado site for more amazing demos.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Elite 100 - 2014
Our InformationWeek Elite 100 issue -- our 26th ranking of technology innovators -- shines a spotlight on businesses that are succeeding because of their digital strategies. We take a close at look at the top five companies in this year's ranking and the eight winners of our Business Innovation awards, and offer 20 great ideas that you can use in your company. We also provide a ranked list of our Elite 100 innovators.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.