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Modification of post-viewing parameters for digital images using image region or feature information

A method of generating one or more new digital images using an original digitally-acquired image including a selected image feature includes identifying within a digital image acquisition device one or more groups of pixels that correspond to the selected image feature based on information from one or more preview images.... Fotonation Limited

Image capture device with contemporaneous image correction mechanism

A hand-held or otherwise portable or spatial or temporal performance-based image capture device includes one or more lenses, an aperture and a main sensor for capturing an original main image. A secondary sensor and optical system are for capturing a reference image that has temporal and spatial overlap with the... Fotonation Limited

Digital image processing using face detection and skin tone information

A technique for processing a digital image uses face detection to achieve one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that corresponds to a face image within the digital image. A skin tone is detected for the face image by determining one or more default... Fotonation Limited

Image processing iris recognition

An image processing method for iris recognition of a predetermined subject, comprises acquiring through an image sensor, a probe image illuminated by an infra-red (IR) illumination source, wherein the probe image comprises one or more eye regions and is overexposed until skin portions of the image are saturated. One or... Fotonation Limited

Gimbal adjustment system

In one embodiment, a gimbal adjustment system and an associated method for adjusting the position of an object. The system comprises a base, a plate and a shaft including a pivot attached to the plate. The pivot has a point of contact with the plate in a joint about which... Fotonation Limited

Method and viewing images

A computer-implemented method for viewing images on an interactive computing device comprises displaying an image from a stack comprising a display image and at least one compressed sub-image of nominally the same scene, each of the sub-images of the stack having been acquired at respective focal distances. Responsive to a... Fotonation Limited

Iris image acquisition system

An iris image acquisition system comprises an image sensor comprising an array of pixels including pixels sensitive to NIR wavelengths; at least one NIR light source capable of selectively emitting light with different discrete NIR wavelengths; and a processor, operably connected to the image sensor and the at least one... Fotonation Limited

Method and system for tracking an object

A method of tracking an object across a stream of images comprises determining a region of interest (ROI) bounding the object in an initial frame of an image stream. A HOG map is provided for the ROI by: dividing the ROI into an array of M×N cells, each cell comprising... Fotonation Limited

Eye beautification under inaccurate localization

Sub-regions within one or more face images are identified within a digital image, and enhanced by applying an artificial glint symmetrically and/or synchronously to image data corresponding to sub-regions of eyes within the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes... Fotonation Limited

Biometric recognition system

A biometric recognition system for a hand held computing device incorporating an inertial measurement unit (IMU) comprising a plurality of accelerometers and at least one gyroscope is disclosed. A tremor analysis component is arranged to: obtain from the IMU, accelerometer signals indicating device translational acceleration along each of X, Y... Fotonation Limited

Real-time video frame pre-processing hardware

A dynamically reconfigurable heterogeneous systolic array is configured to process a first image frame, and to generate image processing primitives from the image frame, and to store the primitives and the corresponding image frame in a memory store. A characteristic of the image frame is determined. Based on the characteristic,... Fotonation Limited

Method for correcting an acquired image

A method of correcting an image obtained by an image acquisition device includes obtaining successive measurements, Gn, of device movement during exposure of each row of an image. An integration range, idx, is selected in proportion to an exposure time, te, for each row of the image. Accumulated measurements, Cn,... Fotonation Limited

Method of stabilizing a sequence of images

A method operable within an image capture device for stabilizing a sequence of images captured by the image capture device is disclosed. The method comprises, using lens based sensors indicating image capture device movement during image acquisition, performing optical image stabilization (OIS) during acquisition of each image of the sequence... Fotonation Limited

Convolutional neural network

A convolutional neural network (CNN) for an image processing system comprises an image cache responsive to a request to read a block of N×M pixels extending from a specified location within an input map to provide a block of N×M pixels at an output port. A convolution engine reads blocks... Fotonation Limited

Image processing system

An image processing system comprises a template matching engine (TME). The TME reads an image from the memory; and as each pixel of the image is being read, calculates a respective feature value of a plurality of feature maps as a function of the pixel value. A pre-filter is responsive... Fotonation Limited

Image processing method and apparatus

A method of image processing within an image acquisition device comprises acquiring an image including one or more face regions and identifying one or more iris regions within the one or more face regions. The one or more iris regions are analyzed to identify any iris region comprising an iris... Fotonation Limited

Image acquisition system

An image acquisition system for acquiring iris images for use in biometric recognition of a subject includes an optical system comprising a cluster of at least 2 lenses arranged in front of a common image sensor with each lens optical axis in parallel spaced apart relationship. Each lens has a... Fotonation Limited

Method for calibrating an image capture device

A method for calibrating an image capture device comprises mounting at least one sample device from a batch for movement through a plurality of orientations relative to a horizontal plane. For a given orientation, the sample device is focused at a sequence of positions, each position being at a respective... Fotonation Limited

Method for configuring access for a limited user interface (ui) device

A method operable by a computing device for configuring access for a limited user interface (UI) device to a network service via a local network access point is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining from the limited UI device a device identifier via a first out-of-band channel. The... Fotonation Limited

Iris liveness detection for mobile devices

An approach for an iris liveness detection is provided. A plurality of image pairs is acquired using one or more image sensors of a mobile device. A particular image pair is selected from the plurality of image pairs, and a hyperspectral image is generated for the particular image pair. Based... Fotonation Limited

Portrait image synthesis from multiple images captured on a handheld device

A hand-held digital image capture device (digital camera) has a user-selectable mode in which upon engaging the mode the device detects a face in the field of view of the device and generates a face delimiter on a camera display screen, the delimiter surrounding the initial position of the image... Fotonation Limited

Method for producing a histogram of oriented gradients

A method for producing a histogram of oriented gradients (HOG) for at least a portion of an image comprises dividing said image portion into cells, each cell comprising a plurality of image pixels. For each image pixel of a cell, a horizontal gradient component, gx, and a vertical gradient component,... Fotonation Limited

Method and system for tracking an object

A method of tracking an object across a stream of images comprises determining a region of interest (ROI) bounding the object in an initial frame of an image stream. A HOG map is provided for the ROI by: dividing the ROI into an array of M×N cells, each cell comprising... Fotonation Limited

Digital image processing using face detection and skin tone information

A technique for processing a digital image uses face detection to achieve one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that corresponds to a face image within the digital image. A skin tone is detected for the face image by determining one or more default... Fotonation Limited

Partial face detector red-eye filter method and apparatus

A digital camera has an integral flash and stores and displays a digital image. Under certain conditions, a flash photograph taken with the camera may result in a red-eye phenomenon due to a reflection within an eye of a subject of the photograph. A digital apparatus has a red-eye filter... Fotonation Limited

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus comprises a normalisation module operatively connected across a bus to a memory storing an image in which a region of interest (ROI) has been identified within the image. The ROI is bound by a rectangle having a non-orthogonal orientation within the image. In one embodiment, the... Fotonation Limited

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus comprises a set of infra-red (IR) sources surrounding an image capture sensor and a processor operatively coupled to said IR sources and said image capture sensor. The processor being arranged to acquire from the sensor a succession of images, each illuminated with a different combination of... Fotonation Limited

Detecting facial expressions in digital images

A method and system for detecting facial expressions in digital images and applications therefore are disclosed. Analysis of a digital image determines whether or not a smile and/or blink is present on a person's face. Face recognition, and/or a pose or illumination condition determination, permits application of a specific, relatively... Fotonation Limited








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