Patent Number: 7,134,091

Title: Quality of displayed images with user preference information

Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for increasing the perceived quality of displayed images. This is achieved in a variety of ways including the use of a plurality of device specific display characteristics when preparing images for display. It is also achieved through the monitoring of display device and/or ambient light conditions, e.g., on a periodic basis, and using the obtained information when controlling display output. Another approach to improving the perceived quality of displayed images involves the use of information relating to a specific user's ability to perceive image characteristics such as color. By customizing display output to an individual user's own physical perception capabilities and/or viewing characteristics it is possible to enhance the image quality perceived by the individual viewer as compared to embodiments which do not take into consideration individual user characteristics.

Inventors: Dresevic; Bodin (Bellevue, WA), Hill; William (Carnation, WA), Hitchcock; Gregory (Woodinville, WA), Keely; Leroy B. (Portola Valley, CA), Platt; John C. (Bellevue, WA), Whitted; J. Turner (Pittsboro, NC)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06F 3/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00