Personal Technologies

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 205–208 | Cite as

Augmenting photographs with audio

  • David Frohlich
  • Guy Adams
  • Ella Tallyn


We report a user requirements study of several interfaces for the playback of sounds from photographs. The study showed that users liked listening to audiophotos when the sounds are played back from photographic prints, but as a complement to playback on a PC. When handling prints the audio needs to be invoked manually from the print with a facility to pause the audio during playback. A handheld audioprint player was then designed to fulfill these needs, based on an embedded chip in the paper.


Audio Audiophotos Augmented reality Interface Photographs Tangible sound 


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© Springer-Verlag London Ltd 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Frohlich
    • 1
  • Guy Adams
    • 1
  • Ella Tallyn
    • 2
  1. 1.Hewlett Packard LaboratoriesBristolUK
  2. 2.Flow Interactive LtdLondonUK

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