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Xerox demos new image information management tools online

Xerox has a new suite of tools to manage digital image content and they’re allowing you to peer inside the labs with a set of demo web apps. They have a total of six different tools for you to try out.

The Similar Image Search categorizes an image and looks for other images that match those categories. This is hard to appreciate until you use the URL search. If you search for an image such as this image of a bunny on a white background (copy and paste the URL), you get lots of other images with similar color schemes.

Another impressive feature is the Natural Language Color tool. This is good for the non-graphic designer, allowing the user to create queries based on normal language queues, allowing novices to retouch images with a minimum of frustration. I have found that natural language queries can sometimes be a lot less intuitive than people developers tend to think, but maybe its a step in the right direction.

The social media star of the show, though, is Catepix, an application that allows you to analyze your Facebook photos and post the results showing what kind of photo monger you are. Its a fun little game to play. And everybody loves those, right? Right?

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By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.