Patent Number: 8,797,418

Title: Methods and apparatuses for addressing chromatic aberrations and purple fringing

Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting and correcting chromatic aberration and purple fringing are disclosed. Chromatic aberration can be addressed by separating an image into color planes and then adjusting these to reduce chromatic aberration by using a specific calibration image (calibration chart) as an empirical method to calibrate the image acquisition device. Purple fringing can be corrected by initially addressing color aberration resulting from the lateral chromatic aberration (LCA). The LCA is first removed and then the correction is extended to purple fringing. A discovery is relied upon that the purple fringing is created in the direction of the chromatic aberration and is more pronounced in the direction of the chromatic aberration.

Inventors: Stec; Piotr (Galway, IE), Murray; Larry (Galway, IE), Drimbarean; Alexandru (Galway, IE)

Assignee: DigitalOptics Corporation Europe Limited

International Classification: H04N 5/228 (20060101); G06K 9/48 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018