Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhone’s color photos

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Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhones color photos

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Your iPhone of the future could deliver better color photos if equipped with three separate sensors.

Granted Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an Apple patent dubbed “Image capture using luminance and chrominance sensors” envisions a way to include one sensor for luminance and two for chrominance as a way to better capture colors in your moble device’s photographs.

Luminance measures the amount of light reflected from an object, while chrominance defines the color of an image. The technology built into the iPhone would combine the luminance from the first sensor and the chrominance from the other two sensors to form a single composite image. As such, the final image would more faithfully reproduce the actual colors, resulting in a higher-quality and more accurate photo.

Each sensor may have a blind spot where it can’t detect a certain region included in the photograph. The three-sensor approach would compensate for this by ensuring that the blind regions are all offset from each other. So, if one sensor doesn’t “see” a certain region, another sensor would pick it up.

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Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhones color photos

Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhones color photos

 

Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhones color photos

 

Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhones color photos

 

Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhones color photos

 

Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhones color photos

Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhones color photos

Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhones color photos

Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhones color photos

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