Collection Vision


What

This application "looks" through a set of collection images and adds metadata. Properties like color palette, image orientation, number of faces, recognizable objects, visually similar items--all of these can be added to collection metadata algorithmically.

How

Start with a CSV with collection data and image filenames; match with a set of images. The application scans each image and adds data to the CSV.

Why

There's a huge and growing opportunity to explore how emerging technologies like computer vision can add value to museum collections. What would have required immense resources just a few years ago can now be accomplished rather easily.

Project

Native Mac application (also available for Windows).