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1. US20210344846 - IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS

Office
United States of America
Application Number 17367657
Application Date 06.07.2021
Publication Number 20210344846
Publication Date 04.11.2021
Publication Kind A1
IPC
H04N 5/243
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
225Television cameras
235Circuitry for compensating for variation in the brightness of the object
243by influencing the picture signal
G06T 5/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
5Image enhancement or restoration
G06T 7/50
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
7Image analysis
50Depth or shape recovery
G06K 9/62
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
62Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
CPC
G06T 5/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
5Image enhancement or restoration
H04N 5/243
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
225Television cameras ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules specially adapted for being embedded in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
235Circuitry ; or methods; for compensating for variation in the brightness of the object ; , e.g. based on electric image signals provided by an electronic image sensor
243by influencing the picture signal ; , e.g. signal amplitude gain control
G06T 2207/20104
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
2207Indexing scheme for image analysis or image enhancement
20Special algorithmic details
20092Interactive image processing based on input by user
20104Interactive definition of region of interest [ROI]
G06K 9/6228
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
62Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
6217Design or setup of recognition systems and techniques; Extraction of features in feature space; Clustering techniques; Blind source separation
6228Selecting the most significant subset of features
G06T 2207/30201
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
2207Indexing scheme for image analysis or image enhancement
30Subject of image; Context of image processing
30196Human being; Person
30201Face
G06T 7/50
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
7Image analysis
50Depth or shape recovery
Applicants CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Inventors Naoko Watazawa
Priority Data 2019040881 06.03.2019 JP
Title
(EN) IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS
Abstract
(EN)

An image processing apparatus comprises: an acquisition unit that acquires a first image obtained through shooting and distance information of the first image; a detection unit that detects a main subject from the first image; an extraction unit that extracts another subject from the first image based on the distance information of the main subject; a setting unit that sets parameters of one or more virtual light sources that emit virtual light to the main subject and the extracted other subject; and a processing unit that generates from the first image a second image in which the main subject and the other subject are illuminated with the virtual light using the parameters set by the setting unit.


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