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Apple Files For Photo Correcting Technology Patent

To have a leg-up against the ever increasing competition in the market for Smartphones, Apple Inc on Wednesday, applied for a patent involving a photo correcting technology, planned to be used in the forthcoming versions of iPhones.

With this technology, the device will be using the orientation sensors for optimizing the image by compensating for the mis-orientation of mobile devices while clicking the photo.

According to the patent claim, the sensors for detecting the orientation would include built-in compasses, gyroscopes or accelerometers, the data generated from which would be used to correct the image.

Another patent claim associated with the main one would be to introduce a technology for keeping away the distortion of image due to the inclined position of device while clicking the picture of a tall object. The potential corrections can be made either at the moment of snapping the image, or even to those, already stored in the memory.

These kind of technologies are in wide usage today, for example ‘counteract camera shake’ technology found in modern digicams can automatically rectify the effects of shuddering of camera while a photo is being snapped; Smile detection technology has automated mechanism of clicking the image when a person’s teeth are visible.

Such a technology would be helpful to users for clicking images, as the real object is, without the need for worrying about the device’s orientation.

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