Point piXserve to a repository of images and video files to automatically index their contents. No manual intervention or data entry required. piXserve “sees” what is in the image and automatically creates records that describe the discernible objects in the image, whether they are automatically recognized (auto-tagged) or not. Whatever is in the image is automatically indexed. This includes faces and text strings in a variety of languages.
When piXserve detects/recognizes a particular object class, a searchable keyword (a "tag") is automatically added to the set of records that describe the item in that image. The list of automatically recognized objects is in the thousands, and it continues to grow. Even if the item is not recognized, users can still search for it based on visual similarity criteria. If the image contains embedded information (EXIF or IPTC records), that information is also captured and can be searched.
piXserve can process over 90 image formats and most standard video formats.
Through a web browser interface, users login to piXserve, connect to available databases and formulate search queries to retrieve images and specific segments of video files:
Users can prune and save search results for future reference. Links to search results can be saved as XML and exported for ingest by other applications. Users can interact with the software to improve searches, assign names to recognized individuals, provide examples of specific named objects to keep track of, and many more features designed to help the speed and productivity of their work.