Apple, one of the world’s most patented companies, is adding more to its portfolio, this time – a camera gesture technique which could come in handy for future upgrades in its stable of mobile devices (e.g. iPhone, iPod touch and iPad).
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The seven patents filed last week involve introducing gesture-based controls to improve the image capture experience, and also techniques to improve image quality. Highlights include:
- Techniques and technology to prevent red-eye in image
- Image filters
- Applying “location-base distortions” to image processing
- Assisted image capture
- Red-eyed removal using multiple recognition channels
- Replacing red-eye artifact with a “photographically reasonable result” based on the type of red eye occurring.