Patent published on August 3, 2023

Samsung's New Apparatus Enhances Selfies with Innovative Skin Brightening Feature

Samsung has recently unveiled a new apparatus that has the potential to revolutionise the way we take selfies. The technology, described in their patent US20230245494A1, aims to make people in photos look brighter by creating a map of their skin.

Taking the perfect selfie can be a long and tedious process. Even with the best lighting set up, the camera can still end up washing out your features and making you look dull. But Samsung’s new apparatus could change all that.

The apparatus operates by storing pictures in its memory and using a special algorithm to identify the person in the photo. It then creates a map of their skin and uses it to make the person look brighter in the output image. This is done by automatically adjusting the exposure time and brightness levels to produce a more aesthetically pleasing image.

This technology could be a major boon for social media users who are constantly looking for ways to take perfect selfies. It could also be beneficial for photographers who want to give their images a more professional and polished look.

The invention is not just limited to selfies either. It could be used to enhance any image that includes people, such as group photos or images taken at events.

The technology operates using a segmentation algorithm, which is a type of computer vision technique used to identify different objects in an image. This algorithm then partitions a human mask in the input image, allowing the processor to generate a skin map. This skin map is then used to apply brightening effects to the output image.

It’s worth noting that as this is a patent, there is no guarantee that this technology will ever make it to market. So while this invention may have the potential to revolutionise selfie-taking, it’s still far too early to tell whether or not Samsung’s apparatus will become a reality.

Overall, Samsung Electronics Co.’s patent US20230245494A1 could revolutionise the way we take selfies. By creating a map of our skin, the apparatus has the potential to automatically adjust the exposure time and brightness levels to produce a more aesthetically pleasing image. While it’s uncertain whether this invention will come to market, the potential implications for selfie-taking and photography are certainly exciting.

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