Direct annotation: a drag-and-drop strategy for labeling photos

TitleDirect annotation: a drag-and-drop strategy for labeling photos
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsShneiderman B, Kang H
Conference NameIEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, 2000. Proceedings
Date Published2000///
ISBN Number0-7695-0743-3
KeywordsBiomedical imaging, Cities and towns, Computer errors, Computer science, database indexing, database schema, Databases, digital libraries, direct annotation, direct manipulation, drag-and-drop strategy, Educational institutions, graphical user interface, Graphical user interfaces, History, hobby computing, image searching, label placement, Labeling, Laboratories, Libraries, personal information systems, personal names database, PhotoFinder prototype, photograph labelling, photographic libraries, Photography, scrolling list, user interface design, visual databases

Annotating photographs is such a time-consuming, tedious and error-prone data entry task that it discourages most owners of personal photo libraries. By allowing the user to drag labels, such as personal names, from a scrolling list and drop them onto a photo, we believe we can make the task faster, easier and more appealing. Since the names are entered in a database, searching for all photos of a friend or family member is dramatically simplified. We describe the user interface design and the database schema to support direct annotation, as implemented in our PhotoFinder prototype