Method and apparatus to correct blur in all or part of an image

  • US 10,389,944 B2
  • Filed: 12/29/2017
  • Issued: 08/20/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/25/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for use in an imaging device for capturing digital images, the method comprising:

  • displaying a preview image of the scene to be captured in a user interface of the device;

    receiving a user input in the user interface, wherein the user input designates a first subject in the preview image;

    capturing a plurality of images, wherein the plurality of images include the first subject and a second subject;

    processing the plurality of images by a processor of the device to obtain a combined image, such that;

    the processing of the images takes into account at least one of a focal length of a lens of the imaging device and a zoom level of a lens of the imaging device, andthe combined image includes the first subject and the second subject, the first subject in the combined image is substantially blur free, and the second subject in the combined image is blurred compared to the first image; and

    storing the combined image in a memory of the device.

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