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A system and method use computer image processing for setting the parameters for an image acquisition device of a camera. The image parameters are set automatically by analyzing the image to be taken, and setting the controls according to the subject matter, in the same manner as an expert photographer would be able to. The system can run in a fully automatic mode choosing the best image parameters, or a “guided mode” where the user is prompted with choices where a number of alternate settings would be reasonable.

Title
System and method for automatically setting image acquisition controls
Application Number
9/549023
Publication Number
6301440 (B1)
Application Date
April 13, 2000
Publication Date
October 9, 2001
Inventor
Andrew W Senior
New York
NY, US
Arun Hampapur
White Plains
NY, US
Jonathan H Connell
Cortlandt-Manor
NY, US
Rudolf M Bolle
Bedford Hills
NY, US
Agent
McGuireWoods
US
Agent
Louis J Percello
US
Assignee
International Business Machines
NY, US
IPC
G03B 13/00
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