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Apple lands camera patent that lets you focus images after capture

Apple patents technology that lets users refocus images after they have been taken.

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Charles Gantt
Published Tue, Nov 26 2013 2:06 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

News surfaced today that says that Apple has been awarded a patent on technology for a digital camera that includes a refocusing imaging adapter. The technology works similar to how a Lytro-style camera works, but switches things up a bit by also allowing the picture quality and image resolution to be modified after capture as well.

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This functionality is also similar to what Microsoft and Nokia use in the camera apps for the Lumia PureView series of smartphones, but their technology is software based where as Apple's appears to be optical and mechanical with supporting software. This could be Apple's chance to catch up with Android and Windows Phone in the camera department, something it has not been able to do for a few years now.

NEWS SOURCE:gigaom.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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