APPLE INC. (Cupertino, CA)
What is a Patent for Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing collaboration in a virtual piece of art
A graphic display system is utilized in some electronic devices to produce and display graphic objects. This can include drawings, images, free-form strokes and strings of text. There are many differences in the interfaces and processing capabilities that are available to artists to create artworks of this kind. The methods that two or more electronic devices can let users collaborate on a single virtual artwork could be inefficient or confusing.
The systems, techniques that are computer-readable media, have been designed to allow collaboration on a digital work of artwork.
In some embodiments, there is a method for sharing graphical data. The method may comprise receiving first user commands via a first interface for users of a first electronic device, creating the first input command based on thereceived first user instructions with a first graphics application on the first device, and then transmitting the initial input instruction from the first device to a second electronic device. The method can also involve processing the firstinput command with the first graphic application on the first electronic device to generate the first pixel array information in a first canvas of the first electronic device. Moreover, in some embodiments the method could comprise processing the first input command using a second graphics program on the second electronic device to create second pixel array data on a second canvas of the second device.
In different ways, there is a method for sharing graphical data that includes loading a first graphics application on one electronic device and loading the artwork into the first graphics application on the first electronic device,and transmitting the first data from the first electronic device to another electronic device. The initial information could be used to instruct that the second device to load only some of the artwork into an additional graphics application.
Another embodiment includes an electronic device with a display, user input component, communications circuitry, and processor. The processor can be programmed to take the first instruction from a user input component, receive it from a component that inputs user data and create a second input command in response to the first user’s instructions, then transmit the first command to the communications circuitry, process the first pixels arraydata, and then display at least a portion of the initial data from the input command.
In yet another embodiment it is possible to provide computer-readable media for controlling an electronic device. It contains computer-readable code that is able to be used to receive first user instructions from an electronic device. It can be utilized to create a first inputcommand based on these initial user instructions.
Still other embodiments provide an electronic data processing system that includes a processor that executes instructions and a memory that can keep those instructions. The instructions can be performed by the processor and can trigger the processor to generate an application programming interface (“API”) that could allow an API-calling component to perform the following operations.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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