Interactive browsing of image collections on mobile devices

Gerald Schaefer*, Matthew Tallyn, Daniel Felton, William Plant, David Edmundson

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Image collections are growing at a rapid rate and hence visual information is becoming more and more important. Clearly, these image repositories need to be managed, and tools for effectively and efficiently searching image databases are highly sought after, especially on mobile devices where more and more images are being stored. In this paper, we present an image browsing system for interactive exploration of image collections on mobile devices. Images are arranged so that visually similar images are grouped together while large image repositories become accessible through a hierarchical, browsable tree structure, arranged on a hexagonal lattice. The developed system provides an intuitive and fast interface for navigating through image databases using a variety of touch gestures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8267-8277
Number of pages11
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number19
Early online date29 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


  • image database browsing
  • image databases
  • mobile computing
  • mobile image browsing


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