FotoNation Fixes Red-Eye Directly in the Camera Phone
No Software Re-Touching Needed
February 22, 2007, Burlingame, CA -- FotoNation, a world-leading imaging and connectivity solutions company for the digital photography industry, announced today the world’s first red-eye technology for cameras phones, the FotoNation award-winning Red-Eye Correction Technology. A highly portable software implementation, FotoNation’s Red-Eye Correction Technology is directly embedded in the camera phone so consumers can automatically take perfect red-eye free photos from their camera phone every time, with no software re-touching needed.
FotoNation is the leading licensor of embedded red-eye reduction technology to the digital camera industry, with licensees including Kodak, Nikon, PENTAX, Sanyo, Samsung, Nikon, and and other popular brands. The company recently won the prestigious 2006 European IST award in recognition of its superior automatic correction of the red-eye photographic problem and has been issued 2 United States patents with over 20 additional patents pending in the U.S., Europe, and the Far East.
Since more powerful flashes are now shipping with the latest models of cameras phones, red-eye technology is crucial for taking photos with these devices. The presence of stronger flash technology, as well as the close proximity of the flash to the lenses of camera phones also contributes to the frequent occurrence of red-eye.
“FotoNation’s Red Eye detection and reduction technology has become the defacto standard for embedded implementations of red-eye correction in today’s digital cameras,” said Eran Steinberg, CEO of FotoNation. “We have optimized the implementation of our red-eye technology over many different DSC platforms. Our most recent port to mobile camera platforms is the logical next step.”
FotoNation Red-Eye Technology automatic detection and correction of red-eye will be available on the Nokia N73, N80 and N93 series of camera phones. FotoNation will be demonstrating this new capability at the Photo Marketing Association Show (PMA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 8-11, 2007.