Storing Image Information


eVe stores two types of information about an image: its visual signature, and any textual metadata associated with the image. Together, this information constitutes a MediaObject.


  Mediaobjects. A MediaObject contains a single image and all the information related to that image. This information includes:



MediaObjects can be stored as EDF (Eve Data Format: eVe’s representation of an image, already broken down into signatures) files on disk or in a database.


  MediaCollections. The sample UI included with the eVe SDK refers to MediaCollections as Categories. A MediaCollection is a container for multiple MediaObjects. Searching operates on individual MediaCollections. MediaCollections are stored in either a database or in a filesystem. MediaCollections contain four types of information: