Patent Number: 7,787,692

Title: Image processing apparatus, image processing method, shape diagnostic apparatus, shape diagnostic method and program

Abstract: An image processing apparatus for correcting an image of a subject, includes: a first illuminated image acquisition unit for acquiring the first reference member image that is an image a reference member having a plurality of normal directions taken under the first illumination condition; the second illuminated image acquisition unit for acquiring the second reference member image and a subject image that are an image of the reference member and an image of the subject, respectively, taken under the second illumination condition; a shape acquisition unit for acquiring three-dimensional shapes of the reference member and the subject; a normal direction determination unit for determining a normal direction of each region of the first reference member image, the second reference member image and the subject image based on the three-dimensional shapes of the reference member and the subject; a difference calculation unit for calculating a color difference in each region between the first and second reference member images for every normal direction; and a subject image correction unit for correcting a color of each region of the subject image with the color difference for every normal direction.

Inventors: Noguchi; Yukinori (Kanagawa, JP), Yoda; Akira (Kanagawa, JP), Sugimoto; Yusuke (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018