Patent Number: 7,710,600

Title: Image processing apparatus and method thereof

Abstract: An image processing apparatus that stores input image data is disclosed. The image processing apparatus includes a color space evaluating unit which evaluates a color space of the input image data by comparing the color space of the input image data with a reference color space, a frequency distribution calculating unit which calculates an appearing frequency distribution of a color included in the input image data, and a color space determining unit which determines a color space in which the input image data are to be stored by applying color control to the input image data based on the evaluated result by the color space evaluating unit and the calculated result by the frequency distribution calculating unit.

Inventors: Miyahara; Seiji (Kanagawa, JP), Komatsu; Manabu (Tokyo, JP), Shirasawa; Hisao (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 1/60 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018