Recently I came across an interesting patent from Microsoft in which they are proposing a smart gallery app that can automatically create music videos from existing photos. Sounds familiar right? Google has a similar feature in the name Auto Awesome in Google+. Users can use their photos and videos made into professional-looking movies using Auto Awesome. Microsoft’s patent also describes a similar concept in which the system will automatically choose the best photos and videos and create a music video for the user.
Today users have a variety of ways to collect content. For example, users can take pictures and video using a digital camera, a smart phone, and other electronic devices. This can result in a large amount of content. Efforts continue to evolve with respect to enabling users to share and consume both their content and the content of others.
Various embodiments provide a so-called smart gallery that is designed to create a short summary view of a collection of content, such as photographs and video. The content can be prioritized and presented in a smart gallery user interface that includes gallery elements that can be sized in accordance with prioritized content. Prioritization can take place based on whether content is manually captured or automatically captured. Alternately or additionally, prioritization can take place based on content analysis that looks at content quality and/or objects that appear in the content.