Generating an Album with the Best Media Using Computer Vision

  • Tancredo Souza
  • João Paulo LimaEmail author
  • Veronica Teichrieb
  • Carla Nascimento
  • Fabio Q. B. da Silva
  • Andre L. M. Santos
  • Helder Pinho
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10919)


Due to the increase in smartphone usage, it became easier to register memorable moments with a more accessible camera. To ensure a nice capture was made, users often take multiple shots from a scene, later filtering them based on some quality criteria. However, sometimes this may be unfeasible to do manually. To address this issue, this work initially defines relevant characteristics present in a good personal picture or video. We then show how to automatically search for these aspects using computer vision algorithms, successfully assessing personal media based on these aspects. Moreover, we show that it was possible to use this proposed solution in a real-world application, improving the generation of a personal album containing the best pictures and videos.


Heuristics Image Video Content analysis Media description Album generation 



The results presented in this paper have been developed as part of a collaborative project between Samsung Institute for Development of Informatics (Samsung/SIDI) and the Centre of Informatics at the Federal University of Pernambuco (CIn/UFPE), financed by Samsung Eletronica da Amazonia Ltda., under the auspices of the Brazilian Federal Law of Informatics no. 8248/91. The authors would like to thank the support received from the Samsung/SIDI team. Professor Fabio Q. B. da Silva holds a research grant from the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq), process #314523/2009-0.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tancredo Souza
    • 1
  • João Paulo Lima
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Veronica Teichrieb
    • 1
  • Carla Nascimento
    • 3
  • Fabio Q. B. da Silva
    • 4
  • Andre L. M. Santos
    • 4
  • Helder Pinho
    • 5
  1. 1.Voxar Labs, Centro de Informática, Universidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Estatística e Informática, Universidade Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Projeto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento CIn/Samsung, Universidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  4. 4.Centro de Informática, Universidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  5. 5.Samsung Instituto de Desenvolvimento para a InformáticaCampinasBrazil

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