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Face detection for camera phones


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-11-12 22:00:00
Face detection for camera phones : FotoNation, announced at the 6Sight Mobile Imaging Summit, FotoNation “Face Tracker,” the world’s first face detection and tracking technology for camera phones. FotoNation Face Tracker represents a major breakthrough in advanced digital image capture technology. It detects the presence and position of a subject’s face at up to 30 frames per second during image capture enabling optimal setting of exposure, focus and color balance. At the Mobile Imaging Summit, FotoNation demonstrated simultaneous tracking of up to 8 faces on a camera phone. FotoNation Face Tracker is a highly portable software implementation that scales in performance according to the power of the processor used in the device.


Red-Eye reduction for Samsung cameras


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-09-27 19:09:00
Red-Eye reduction for Samsung cameras : FotoNation announced today that digital cameras made by Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd are now shipping with patented red-eye detection and correction technology licensed by FotoNation. The Samsung i6 and the recently announced Samsung NV3 digital cameras include the FotoNation innovative in-camera Red-Eye Reduction Technology, making it easier for consumers to take perfect photos every time. FotoNation is the leading licensor of embedded red-eye reduction technology to the digital camera industry. The company recently won the 2006 European IST award in recognition of its superior automatic correction of the red-eye photographic problem.


Dust removal technology demonstration at Photokina


Mark Peters : 2006-09-25 15:09:00
Dust removal technology demonstration at Photokina : FotoNation, one of the world’s leading embedded imaging and connectivity companies, announced today that it will demonstrate its new patented FotoNation Dust Removal Technology at Photokina 2006, held in Cologne, Germany from September 26 - October 1st, 2006. The FotoNation Dust Removal and detection Technology completely and automatically removes dust from digital images. FotoNation has been awarded a United States patent for this technology and has 10 additional patents pending in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. FotoNation eliminates dust from images using in-camera software which distinguishes between dust and real detail in the photo.


Red Eye reduction technology


Mark Peters : 2006-09-25 15:05:00
Red Eye reduction Technology : FotoNation, a imaging and connectivity solutions company for the digital photography industry, announced that its patented in-camera red-eye detection and correction technology has surpassed an installed base of over 50 million digital cameras. FotoNation red-eye reduction technology is shipping in digital cameras from the industry’s leading brands, including Kodak, Nikon, Pentax, Sanyo and Samsung among others. “164 million digital cameras with 4 megapixels or more have shipped since 2004,” said Ron Glaz, Program Director for IDC’s Digital Capture Devices and Photofinishing Research. Based on this finding, the FotoNation red-eye reduction technology is commanding over 30% of this market segment.


FotoNation face tracker for Pentax Optio S7 and A20


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-09-25 14:04:00
FotoNation face tracker Pentax Optio S7 and A20 : FotoNation, one of the world’s leading award-winning imaging and connectivity solutions companies for the digital photography industry, announced today that its innovative “Face Tracker” technology is now available in Pentax latest addition to its Optio line, the Optio S7 & the Optio A20 digital camera. FotoNation Face Tracker, available as the “Face Recognition AF & AE” function on the Pentax Optio S7 & Optio A20, automatically detects the position of a subject’s face and adjusts focus and exposure accordingly. Especially important for shooting under poor lighting conditions and at night, FotoNation Face Tracker uses a radically new approach to identify and lock onto human faces.


Mobile imaging seminar at Photokina 2006 exhibition


Mark Peters : 2006-08-20 13:04:00
Mobile imaging seminar at Photokina 2006 exhibition : Features Imaging Experts Eran Steinberg, Elmo Sapwater, & John Henshall. The Panel, “A Call to Simplify Image Capture/Print Workflow” will be presented at this year’s Photokina in Cologne, Germany, as part of the “Imaging with Mobile Devices” full day seminar. The panel features three digital imaging experts: Eran Steinberg, CEO of FotoNation; Elmo Sapwater, Columnist and Moderator; and John Henshall, Columnist and “The Photographer” magazine, who will discuss ways to effectively simplify and standardize mobile devices for ease of use in imaging. The trio will debate intelligent workflow solutions that will remove obstacles, making image printing as easy as making a phone call.


FotoNation Red-Eye correction patent


Nic Rossmüller : 2006-05-24 00:00:01
FotoNation Red-Eye correction patent : FotoNation, Inc. one of the world’s leading award-winning imaging and connectivity solutions companies for the digital photography industry, announced today that it has been awarded a patent for Red-Eye detection and correction. Issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), USA patent #7,042,505 for “Red-Eye Filter Method and Apparatus” claims priority as of October 1997. The patent describes the process of red-eye detection and red-eye removal for any digital filmless apparatus and illustrates FotoNation’s offering of red-eye correction technology for devices, such as digital cameras, imaging-equipped cell phones as well as digital printers.


FotoNation wins Chip Shop Award 2006


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-05-02 09:45:45
FotoNation wins Chip Shop Award 2006 : FotoNation one of the world's leading imaging and connectivity solutions companies for the digital photography industry, announced today that it has won John Henshall’s 2006 “Chip Shop Award” for Innovative Technology of Benefit to the Whole Digital Photographic Industry. John Henshall, digital imaging veteran and The Photographer Chip Shop Columnist, presented FotoNation with the 2006 “Chip Shop Award” because of the company’s leading position in the digital imaging industry in the development of in-camera technologies, including FotoNation’s wireless PTP-IP standard, Face Tracker, UWB, Red-Eye Removal and Dust Removal technologies. FotoNation has its main office in Burlingame, California.


Wireless USB solution for digital cameras


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-02-27 13:00:00
Wireless USB solution into digital cameras : Wisair, a leading provider of Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Certified Wireless USB (WUSB) chipset solutions, Slyde Technologies, a wireless conversion solution provider for the digital photography and video markets, and FotoNation, one of the world's leading imaging and connectivity solutions companies for the digital photography industry, today announced that they are demonstrating the first Wireless USB solution embedded into a camera at the PMA Conference in Orlando, Fla, which start this Sunday, February 26. Through this technology, digital stills and video images can be wirelessly transferred between cameras and a PC.


FotoNation Face Tracker Software


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-02-22 04:00:00
FotoNation Face Tracker Software : FotoNation, one of the world’s leading imaging and connectivity solutions companies for the digital photography industry, announced today that it will demonstrate FotoNation Face Tracker at the Photo Marketing Association Conference (PMA 2006) held next week in Orlando, Florida. FotoNation Face Tracker is in-camera technology that uses a radically new approach to identify and lock onto human faces in the camera’s preview screen, tracking faces as they move around within the frame. The technology allows the camera’s firmware to adjust white balance before the image is captured, ensuring that faces are well exposed and optimally focused and that skin tones are reproduced with exceptional accuracy.


FotoNation PTP-IP Suite at PMA 2006


Ilse Jurriën : 2006-02-09 00:20:00
FotoNation PTP-IP Suite at PMA 2006 : FotoNation Inc, one of the world’s leading imaging and connectivity solutions companies for the digital photography industry, announced today that it will demonstrate PTP-IP Suite at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Conference held in Orlando February 26th. PTP-IP Suite is a collection of software tools, reference designs and engineering services for digital imaging device manufacturers. The software suite provides the core technology necessary to develop, test and analyze wireless image transfer and wireless printing directly from digital cameras. PTP-IP Suite has been designed from the ground up for the transfer of digital still images over WiFi or Ethernet.






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