Face tracking for controlling imaging parameters

  • US 7,916,897 B2
  • Filed: 06/05/2009
  • Issued: 03/29/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of acquiring an improved image based on tracking a face in a preview image stream with a digital image acquisition device, comprising programming a processor to perform the following:

  • determining an initial location or size, or both, of a face in a first preview image of a preview image stream;

    determining a subsequent location or size, or both, for the same face in a subsequent preview image;

    based on the initial and subsequent locations or sizes, or combinations thereof, predicting a region of a third preview image which has just been acquired within which region the same face is expected to occur again; and

    analyzing one or more characteristics of said region of said third preview image;

    based on the analyzing of the one or more characteristics of said region, adjusting one or more acquisition parameters of a main acquired image.

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