Patent Number: 6,252,982

Title: Image processing system for handling depth information

Abstract: An image processing system creates a 2-dimensional output image with enhanced depth sensation by operating on a 2-dimensional input image. The system processes the input image non-uniformly by selecting an area in the input image according to a predetermined criterion, and changing a property, e.g., its brightness, of the area relative to a corresponding property of a complement of the area in the input image.

Inventors: Haisma; Jan (Eindhoven, NL), Widdershoven; Franciscus P. (Eindhoven, NL), Collet; Marnix G. (Eindhoven, NL)

Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation

International Classification: G06T 5/00 (20060101); G06T 3/00 (20060101); G06K 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018