Google’s New Patent To Enhance Camera Capabilities in SmartphonePosted: February 5, 2013 | Author: flash | Filed under: LED | Tags: Flash, LED | Comments Off
There is good news for those who prefer buying smartphones with a high quality and multipurpose camera. Taking pictures using your mobile camera will now have a new meaning because Google’s new patent for LED technology has been granted and this will enable the company to enhance the quality of camera in their smartphones by adding more features and capabilities that enhance image quality.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted the patent to Google, and it includes details on how the LED lighting technology can be used to add multi-flash capability to the smartphone camera.
The report relates how the flash mechanism that is used in digital cameras is integrated into the mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The patent also explains how the picture quality of shots taken by the smartphone camera can improve with the help of multi-flash capabilities using the LED lighting technology.
According to one hypothetical arrangement for the LEDs used in smartphone camera, the LED lights surrounding the camera’s lens will be illuminated and they can be used selectively in various conditions make the best quality picture possible!
Rapid fire shots?
The Google’s LED technology patent further mentions the use of different setups in order to ensure that the flash modules get activated individually, are triggered at one time, and individually used to avoid any shadow effects as a result of poor lighting conditions. These setups may also enable an individual to take images in succession, or shoot the same object in diverse light settings.
Dynamic range imaging?
With the help of this innovative technology, Google also aims to make the best use of dynamic range imaging. This awesome imaging capability can enable a smartphone to take multiple pictures and then mix them together to create that best quality picture possible.
As per the patent, the images developed as a result of high dynamic range imaging may have superior contrast, improved depth, and striking colors which make these images look much better than the regular ones.