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OPTIMIZING SETTINGS FOR IMAGE CAPTURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237841D
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-16
Document File: 7 page(s) / 77K

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Abstract

The system optimizes settings in an image capturing device. The system receives a target photo from the image capturing device. The system then determines first settings for the image capturing device (e.g., brightness, exposure, shutter speed, ISO, flash on/off, etc.). The system then accesses stored photos for example from a social network system and identifies particular reference photos that are similar to the target photo based on predetermined criteria (e.g., the same scene taken by a professional photographer at the same location and the same time of day). The system then determines reference settings of the device used to capture the identified reference photos based on metadata associated with the identified reference photos (e.g., from EXIF data). The system then adjusts the first settings of the image capturing device to the reference settings to optimize the settings of the image capturing device.

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OPTIMIZING SETTINGS FOR IMAGE CAPTURE

    The system optimizes settings in an image capturing device. The system receives a target photo from the image capturing device (e.g. a user is about to capture a photo using their smartphone and the target photo is shown on the display). The system then determines first settings for the image capturing device (e.g., brightness, exposure, shutter speed, ISO, flash on/off, etc.). The system then accesses stored photos for example from a social network system and identifies particular reference photos that are similar to the target photo based on predetermined criteria (e.g., photos of the same scene taken by a professional photographer at the same location and the same time of day).

    The system then determines reference settings of the device used to capture the identified reference photos based on metadata associated with the identified reference photos (e.g., from EXIF data). The system then, with user consent, adjusts the first settings of the image capturing device to the reference settings to optimize the settings of the image capturing device.

    FIG. 1 shows an example scenario of using the system to optimize settings in an image capture device. A user is shown with an image capture device, the system may use any device with image capture capabilities. For example the image capture device may be a camera, a smartphone, a mobile internet device, tablet, a laptop, or a wearable device (e.g., jewelry, watches, glasses, head mounted display, etc.). The device may be used to capture images, although this example scenario refers to photos, the system may be applied to capturing videos as well.

    In FIG. 1, the user is shown as using a smartphone to capture a target photo, a scene of a pyramid. The system determines what settings the user has applied to the

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image capture device. For example, settings may include brightness, exposure, shutter speed, ISO, aperture, flash on/off, etc. In FIG. 1, the user for example has the flash setting set to on as shown in the camera application user interface.

    The system may prompt the user on the fly when the user is framing the shot and ask whether the user wants to optimize settings for the capture (e.g., a user interface element with a button is displayed including the caption "Do you want to use the camera settings of professional photographers who took this same shot?"). The system may also enable the user to preconfigure that the user wants to optimize settings for all image captures, so that the user is not prompted each time that they are about to capture a shot.

    The system then accesses stored photos from any suitable storage location. Referring to FIG. 1, for example, photos may be stored in cloud storage. Stored photos may also be accessed from a remote server, a photo sharing site, a social network system, external attached device storage, etc.

    The system then identifies particular reference photos that are similar to the target photo bas...