Dynamic range correction based on image content

  • US 8,447,132 B1
  • Filed: 12/06/2010
  • Issued: 05/21/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/09/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • determining whether a first portion of digital image data represents a physical object of a predetermined type;

    determining a correction to apply to the first portion of the digital image data, based on a determination that the first portion of the digital image data represents a physical object of the predetermined type, wherein the determined correction is matched to the predetermined type;

    applying the determined correction to the first portion of the digital image data to enhance a visual characteristic of the first portion of the digital image data, by applying a first amount of the correction to the first portion of the digital image data; and

    applying a second amount of the correction to a second portion of the digital image data, wherein the first amount differs from the second amount, and wherein the first amount corresponds to a physical object of the predetermined type.

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