Patent Number: 6,167,152

Title: Method and computer program product for removing microdots from photographic images

Abstract: A method for removing microdots from a photographic image, the method comprises the steps of (a) comparing the blue code value at a location in the color image with an estimate of the blue code value at the location; (b) comparing a second code value at the location in the color image with an estimate of the second code value at the location; and (c) replacing the blue and second code values at the location with the estimated code values based on the results of steps (a) and (b).

Inventors: Schildkraut; Jay S. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: G06T 5/20 (20060101); G06T 5/00 (20060101); H04N 1/46 (20060101); H04N 1/62 (20060101); G06K 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017