Kodak's Monthly Tech Brief: KPT technology reveals film's detail.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2003
Eastman Kodak Company's Monthly Tech Brief for August discusses how digital technology enhances the art and science of film-based photo processing, bringing richer color and more detail to the consumer's prints. Since Kodak pioneered sensor A device that measures or detects a real-world condition, such as motion, heat or light and converts the condition into an analog or digital representation. An optical sensor detects the intensity or brightness of light, or the intensity of red, green and blue for color systems. technology for the first digital cameras, not to mention laser-writing technology in digital printers, its researchers have continued to investigate ways to convert film-based images to digital information that can be used for output to paper - or electronic media.
This month's Tech Brief features image processing image processing
Set of computational techniques for analyzing, enhancing, compressing, and reconstructing images. Its main components are importing, in which an image is captured through scanning or digital photography; analysis and manipulation of the image, accomplished algorithms The following is a list of the algorithms described in Wikipedia. See also the list of data structures, list of algorithm general topics and list of terms relating to algorithms and data structures. that produce vibrant color, sharper images, and greater detail in photographic prints processed with Kodak Perfect Touch digital photo processing.
From Algorithms to Albums: Bringing More Image Data into the Picture
When it comes to capturing information, paper doesn't quite stack up to film: Film holds far more data than paper can display or reproduce re·pro·duce
1. To produce a counterpart, an image, or a copy of something.
2. To bring something to mind again.
3. To generate offspring by sexual or asexual means. through photo processing. Kodak's scientists and researchers have long focused on ways to bring the rich data of film to light. Expertise gained through development of practical applications has led to specific insights in scanning technology (sensors
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint" , i.e., film), optical science, color science, and media (paper and film). Now Kodak researchers are using their findings to devise new software algorithms that offer much more refined control of aspects of image processing and printing.
Kodak Perfect Touch Processing: Making Photographs Picture-Perfect
Most people do not appreciate how much photo processing makes a big difference in how their pictures turn out. From years of research in consumer picture taking and printing systems, Kodak created a digital photo processing system called Kodak Perfect Touch, which uses proprietary software to correct automatically for common image flaws and "mistakes," such as shadows, backlighting back·light
A type of spotlight, used in photography, that illuminates a subject from behind.
tr.v. back·light·ed or back·lit , back·light·ing, back·lights and soon -- red-eye. Kodak Perfect Touch technology also enhances the desirable qualities of photos, for vibrant color and richer detail.
To learn more about these topics, go to www.kodak.com/go/research.