(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2003/0025933 Al
Kimura et al. (43) Pub. Date: Feb. 6,2003
(54) IMAGE ORDER PROCESSING SYSTEM
(75) Inventors: Tsutomu Kimura, Kanagawa (JP);
Takayuki Iida, Kanagawa (JP)
SUGHRUE MION, PLLC
2100 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20037 (US)
(73) Assignee: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/201,251
(22) Filed: Jul. 24, 2002
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Aug. 1, 2001 (JP) 2001-233341
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 B41J 1/00; G06F 15/00
(52) U.S. CI 358/1.15; 358/1.18
The present invention provides an image ordering system in which an environment for enabling easily printing ordering for unspecified image content can be simply realized. A user watching image content delivered from a content deliverer designates an image to be printed. Then, image specifying information for specifying the image is written into a scene marker possessed by the user. When the user performs printing ordering via a receiving machine, the image specifying information is read out from the scene marker and a thumbnail image provided from the content provider is displayed. When the order is designated, high quality image data is provided from the content provider to the image order processing device. Subsequently, the image order processing device transfers the data so as to ask a print finishing operator to perform a print finishing processing.