March 4th, 2007 by Keith
Sorting image is now easier with ImageSorter, an application that browse large library images and sort them automatically. This media browsing tool sort pictures according to colour, but more particularly according to image content. Similar images which are positioned close to each other are sorted to close to each other.
This sorting scheme makes it much easier to find a particular image within a huge set of images than other approaches used today that mostly can do a sorting by name, date or file size only. The sorting results of ImageSorter are more impressive for larger image sets (a folder containing 1000 images compared to a folder containing only 10 images).
The current version of ImageSorter sorts images by the similarity of their color layouts. Future versions of the program will support additional ordering criteria. All images within a folder are sorted in such a way, that similar images are positioned close to each other. This sorting scheme makes it much easier to find a particular image within a huge image set.
Naturally also ImageSorter does not understand or recognize image content and cannot distinguish between different people or landscapes. However this program does not need a query image and is suited to display large sets of up to some thousands images in a visually well organized way that can easily be navigated.
Two visualisation modes are available:
- map view mode
- sphere mode
Installation files are available for Windows XP, as well as previous versions of Windows, i.e. 95, 98, 2000, NT.