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Method for Camera Viewfinder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238597D
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-05
Document File: 3 page(s) / 152K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to identify objects contained within the frame of a camera (i.e. view) using an apparatus to reflect the frame boundary in the bright light or at night. This can be done by projecting the frame or turning on a light emitting diode (LED) if the subjects are outside of view.

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Method for Camera Viewfinder

In order to be included in a group picture, a user often sets up the camera using a timer to delay the capture (e.g., 30 seconds) and then joins the group before the camera captures the image. However, the user has no way of knowing whether the entire group

was captured, with all subjects within the frame, until after the picture is reviewed. At that time, it might not be possible or convenient to set up the picture again if a person or object was left out or cut off by the frame . Some smart phones have a front-facing camera to make it easier to take a self-picture, but this does not always provide a clear view of what is in the frame.

Other approaches to successfully working with a viewfinder to capture a picture include a studio camera viewfinder, a movable viewfinder, a camera with flash through viewfinder, and a camera viewfinder with framing plate illumination. None of these approaches provides feedback that indicates to the user the position of the frame in relation to the subjects and the actual amount of space that is included in the capture.

A method is needed to indicate to a user, who is also part of the subject matter of the photograph, that said user is in the camera's field of view before the camera captures the image.

The novel contribution is a method to identify objects contained within the frame of a camera (i.e. view) using an apparatus to reflect the frame boundary in the bright light or at night. This can be done by projecting the frame or turning on a light emitting diode (LED) if the subjects are outside of view. This method requires that th...