Researchers turned million online pictures into beautiful time lapse videos

May 18, 2015: To solve the internet's jigsaw puzzle and to provide much needed order in otherwise chaotic photo updates people uploads online, researchers at Google and University of Washington have found a unique way, which automatically and instantly mine into 86 million images available on photo sharing sites including Flickr and Picasa to create a beautiful time-lapse videos.
Time Lapse by Internet Photos 
The researcher claims that, this process will take months, or sometime years if it will be done manually. Usually, time lapse videos of the same place without mining process involved placing a camera focused on the same spot for the duration of time that needs to be documented.

The process cluster images by landmarks and other heavily photographed places, and sort those clusters by date, the team behind the mining process explains in a research paper. The photos are warped onto a common viewpoint in such a way that each image progress with as much visual consistency as possible.

The researchers promised that they will unveil their code and further results of the research soon. Till then, you can read their findings here.

Watch the full time lapse video here: 


Source: WashingtonPost.com
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