Patent Number: 7,042,505

Title: Red-eye filter method and apparatus

Abstract: A digital camera has an integral flash and a means for storing and displaying a digital image. Under certain conditions, a flash photograph taken with the camera may result in a red-eye phenomenon due to a reflection within an eye of a subject of the photograph. The digital camera has a red-eye filter which analyzes the stored image for the red-eye phenomenon and modifies the stored image to eliminate the red-eye phenomenon by changing the red area to black. The modification of the image is enabled when a photograph is taken under conditions indicative of the red-eye phenomenon. The modification is subject to anti-falsing analysis which further examines the area around the red-eye area for indicia of the eye of the subject.

Inventors: DeLuca; Michael J. (Boca Raton, FL)

Assignee: FotoNation Ireland Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 5/217 (20060101); H04N 5/228 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018