Find What You Imagine – Visual Image Search and Visual Image Sorting Technologies Presented at PMA 2010

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As millions of photos flood the web, local hard drives, and databases, pixolution provides solutions for visually handling large sets of images. These technologies have unique visual features that make image searches faster, more successful, and more convenient.

pixolution offers unique visual tools that take image management and image search technologies to the next level.

Conventional image search has reached its boundaries.

Typical image search is limited to displaying about 20 unsorted images at a time and that already is at the limit of human conception. Thus inspecting large sets of unsorted images is enormously time consuming and tiring, if not impossible. Having to provide a proper file name to every image or even adding keywords or tags to the images is a complex and time killing task. Even if carried out thoroughly, search results can be poor.

pixolution provides visual tools for visual objects

The idea of pixolution ( is that visual objects should be handled visually, thus being better suited to human perception. The software developed by pixolution is based on this vision and takes image searching to the next level. Hundreds of images can be inspected simultaneously with one glance. Images are displayed in groups according by their visual similarity. By zooming in, images of interest can be easily found. The pixolution software tools give a new look and feel to image searches. Meaningful file names for images are not required anymore, keywording can be minimized, navigating through large sets of images turns to a quick and easy task.

Mobile visual sorting presented at PMA 2010

Especially on smaller screens, finding images is a challenge. pixolution has developed a prototype application for mobile phones that performs visual sorting. This feature could be made available for other mobile devices and cameras.

Sort, search, learn

Visual sorting of images is the basic module. pixolution also provides a search tool for identifying additional images that are visually similar to a given or a selected image.
For image database providers, pixolution offers a component for learning of semantic relationships between images. The search results therefore get better with every use and without any additional effort required from the user. Now in its second generation, the unique demonstration search engine pixolu will be demonstrated at PMA 2010. It is faster, has a newly designed user interface and gives improved search results.

pixolution technologies already prove their commercial benefits

Among the first customers already using the new technologies are stock photo providers like "mauritius images". Prof. Kai Uwe Barthel, founder and CEO of Berlin based pixolution: ”Basically our technologies are of interest for every company or individual dealing with large sets of digital images. For example, having their photos sorted visually makes life much easier for customers of photo kiosks. For web-based photo services we are proud to present at PMA 2010 in Anaheim a new tool that enables visual sorting and uploading of large numbers of images without having to install the specific software of the photo service provider.”

About pixolution:

pixolution GmbH, based in Berlin, Germany, was founded in 2009. The basic technologies were invented at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin. The three founders took them to the commercially sustainable level. The mission of pixolution is: Find what you imagine. Visual management of visual objects is the driving force for improved image searches.

More information about pixolution technologies:

pixolution exhibits at PMA 2010 in Anaheim, February 19-23, 2010:
German Pavilion, Booth 1915-2, Anaheim Convention Center, Southern California, USA, Contact at PMA:

Prof. Dr. Kai Uwe Barthel, CEO, cell phone +49-151 15677224 or Matthias Reichel, CFO, +49-163 5668585

pixolution will also be present at the PMA 2010 sneak peek, Saturday, February 20, 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

A free download of the demonstration desktop software ImageSorter is available:

A web-based image search system:

New product versions, a shopping cart tool for e-commerce applications, the mobile phone app and a totally new image browsing concept will be shown at PMA 2010.


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