Patent Number: 8,818,116

Title: Image processing apparatus and image processing method

Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus, including: a band information acquisition unit configured to acquire band information of each of a plurality of blocks acquired by dividing a screen on the basis of input image data; and a domain separation unit configured to separate a screen into a plurality of types of domains on the basis of the band information of each of the plurality of blocks acquired by the band information acquisition unit. The apparatus further includes a processing force computation block configured to obtain a processing force for each of the plurality of types of screen domains obtained by the domain separation unit; and an image processing block configured to execute predetermined image processing on the input image data for each of the plurality of types of screen domains separated by the domain separation unit with a processing force separated by the processing force computation block.

Inventors: Makino; Yoshihiro (Chiba, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018