Your iris as photo watermark

Canon apparently sees an opportunity to automate the watermarking process on the camera--making use of biometric data courtesy of the photographer's iris.

Photographers whose work appears online--and nowadays that's just about all of them, really--are all too aware of how easily their photos can be misappropriated. They can add a watermark on each picture, of course, but that typically involves post-shoot work with image-editing software. Canon apparently sees an opportunity to automate the process on the camera--making use of biometric data courtesy of the photographer's iris.

Read more about the patent at the Photography Bay blog: "Canon's Iris Registration Mode - Biological Copyright Metadata"

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Jonathan Skillings is managing editor of CNET News, based in the Boston bureau. He's been with CNET since 2000, after a decade in tech journalism at the IDG News Service, PC Week, and an AS/400 magazine. He's also been a soldier and a schoolteacher, and will always be a die-hard fan of jazz, the brassier the better.

 

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