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Methods and apparatus for capturing and rendering images with focused plenoptic cameras employing microlenses with different focal lengths. A focused plenoptic camera that includes an array of microlenses with at least two different focal lengths may be used to simultaneously capture microimages from at least two different planes at different distances from the microlens array. Image operations such as refocusing and focus bracketing may be performed on flats captured with the camera. Images may be constructed from subsets of the microimages captured using each type of microlens, thus creating multiple images each focused at a different depth. An array of stacked microlenses including stacks that provide different focal lengths may be used. The lens stacks may be provided by stacking two microlenses arrays on top of each other in the camera.

Title
Focused plenoptic camera employing microlenses with different focal lengths
Application Number
12/628437
Publication Number
8400555 (B1)
Application Date
December 1, 2009
Publication Date
March 19, 2013
Inventor
Andrew Lumsdaine
Bloomington
IN, US
Todor G Georgiev
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Wolfe SBMC
Assignee
Adobe Systems Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
H04N 5/232
G03B 13/00
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