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Systems and methods configured to store images synthesized from light field image data and metadata describing the images in electronic files and render images using the stored image and the metadata in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a processor and memory containing an encoding application and light field image data, where the light field image data comprises a plurality of low resolution images of a scene captured from different viewpoints. In addition, the encoding application configures the processor to: synthesize a higher resolution image of the scene from a reference viewpoint using the low resolution images, where synthesizing the higher resolution image involves creating a depth map that specifies depths from the reference viewpoint for pixels in the higher resolution image; encode the higher resolution image; and create a light field image file including the encoded image and metadata including the depth map.

Title
Systems and methods for encoding light field image files having a depth map
Application Number
14/504684
Publication Number
9031343 (B2)
Application Date
October 2, 2014
Publication Date
May 12, 2015
Inventor
Dan Lelescu
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Semyon Nisenzon
Palo Alto
CA, US
Kartik Venkataraman
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
KPPB
Assignee
Pelican Imaging Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06T 7/00
H04N 19/625
H04N 13/02
H04N 13/00
H04N 19/597
G06T 9/20
G06T 9/00
H04N 19/136
G06K 9/36
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