Image recognition and graphic design

asked 2014-10-17 18:35:14 -0600

Hello, everyone!

I came across this site while doing research on image recognition and it looked like it might be what I was looking for but, unfortunately, I know very little about coding, in fact, I believe that computer programs run on magic and animal sacrifice so I understand very little of what I am reading on the site and was hoping that someone could give me a bit of advice.

I want to create full images that can be scanned with a smartphone that will then open a web address, basically like a QR code. To achieve this, I understand that I will need a program that is capable of recognizing unique features on the 2D image, compare that image to images in a database and here is where it gets fuzzy to me, but I believe that there is meta-data and other types of voodoo involved in the process.

All this I want to do to create an interesting portfolio that does not contain any ugly QR codes. Is it even possible? And if it is, how? Thank you in advance!

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You probably don't need to write your own software. There are a number of online services that will help you embed a QR code into an artwork of your choice. However, before using any of those services, you will need to consult with your lawyer regarding the applicable copyrights, trade mark rights and usage rights for your artwork, the online service, and the combined results. Because of the legal reasons I don't have any specific one to recommend.

rwong gravatar imagerwong ( 2014-10-18 02:58:15 -0600 )edit

Or are you looking for something like Google Goggles ? This is an advertising platform. You send your artwork to the service provider, pay a hefty fee, and they will "index" your artwork to make them searchable when people use the service on their mobile phone. But you will have to remind the readers of your artwork which one service provider to use - by putting some usage instructions on the artwork. This probably defeats your original purpose.

rwong gravatar imagerwong ( 2014-10-18 03:02:08 -0600 )edit