Abstract: A system which creates, stores, retrieves and displays thumbnail images. The dominant colors of the image are displayed in the thumbnail images. The dominant colors in an image are determined using groups of pixels where the average color is used to select an appropriate dominant color for display. The size of the thumbnails displayed and the area set for displaying the thumbnails can be changed to allow visual review of either a large number of thumbnails or a smaller but larger size set of thumbnails. Thumbnails, and other image files and other related text files and non-related files can be indexed and searched using keywords by using keyword views into the stored files to indicate a match when the views designate the same file. The system allows a search to be based on a partial match of keywords. Searching can be performed using super-keywords, which are combinations of keywords and other file and data characteristics.
Abstract: A method for transmitting commands from an originating program to a receiving program uses the data area of instructions. A first set of commands are predefined for use in the command area of the instructions. A second set of commands, excluded from the first set of commands, can pass through operating system modules, including driver software, by inserting them in the data area of an instruction. The second set of commands are identified by including identification codes in the data area, such as a predefined random number key. In addition, the command area can be used to eliminate the majority of normal commands quickly by always using a specific address and command in the first set of commands to transmit the second set of commands.