Patent Number: 7,088,388

Title: Method and apparatus for calibrating a sensor for highlights and for processing highlights

Abstract: A method and apparatus for calibrating a sensor for highlights and for processing highlights is described. In an embodiment, a method includes identifying highlight regions in an image of a scene. The method further includes calculating flare intensity values for the image using the locations of the highlight regions. The method also includes subtracting the flare intensity values from the image.

Inventors: MacLean; Steven D. (Webster, NY), Morton; Roger A. (Penfield, NY), Parulski; Kenneth A. (Rochester, NY), Rodriguez; Nestor M. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: H04N 9/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018