Patent Number: 6,683,705

Title: Image input apparatus

Abstract: There is provided an image input apparatus which comprises a reading condition setting section for determining reading conditions for fine reading in accordance with image data obtained by pre-reading; a fine scan memory for storing the image data obtained by the fine reading performed according to the reading conditions set by the reading condition setting section; a processing condition setting section for setting image processing conditions to obtain output image data in accordance with the image data obtained by the fine reading; and an image processing section for receiving the finely read image data from the fine scan memory and for subjecting the received image data to image processing steps according to the image processing conditions set by the processing condition setting section. Thus, high quality images can be output consistently without any deterioration in image quality which has heretofore occurred in conventional apparatuses due to difference of the reading conditions between prescanned data and fine scanned data.

Inventors: Yamaguchi; Hiroshi (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 1/407 (20060101); H04N 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 01/27/2021