Patent Number: 7,821,544

Title: Method and apparatus for providing live view and instant review in an image capture device

Abstract: A method and system for providing instant review of a last image in an image capture device is disclosed. The image capture device includes a viewfinder for displaying a live image and each image of a plurality of previously captured images. The method and system include selecting instant review of the last image captured by the image capture device, determining the status and location of the last image, and providing the last image to the viewfinder for display. Therefore, the image capture device is capable of displaying the last image substantially immediately after the last image has been captured. In another aspect, the image capture device contains an image processing system. In this aspect, the method and system include allowing a user to access a play mode and a review mode while the last image captured undergoes processing by the image processing system.

Inventors: Anderson; Eric C. (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Qurio Holdings, Inc.

International Classification: H04N 5/228 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00