Apple’s new iPhone HDR might violate Canon patents

It looks like the new iPhone HDR stuff might violate a few Canon patents:

Canon’s looking to change the way you take HDR pictures. Previously, in order to capture images like these, you’d have to combine photos in post. With a new patent, the process will be done in-camera, at the pixel level.

High Dynamic Range pictures are taken by capturing the same subject at varying exposure levels and then combining those images in photo editing software. The idea is to create something that’s more detailed and potentially more representative of what your eye can see.



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