By Greg Tarr On Apr 5 2010 - 4:01am
SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Tessera Technologies
recently said that Samsung
Electronics has licensed its
FotoNation FaceTracker solution for
high-performance face detection and
Samsung cameras using the FotoNation
FaceTracker solution will offer
faster, high-performance face detection
and tracking capabilities for
automatic settings that capture the
highest-quality shots, Tessera said.
The face-oriented technology will
detect up to 10 faces in the camera
viewfi nder in as little as 0.1 seconds.
It enables a camera to automatically
adjust focus, color and exposure settings,
helping to optimize portraits
even when subjects are backlit, offcenter
or over/under exposed.
Tessera said Samsung Electronics
also licensed its FotoNation Smile-
Check and FotoNation BlinkCheck
extension modules that indicate
when faces are smiling or blinking,
or synchronizing a shutter to when a
human subject is smiling.
When combined with FotoNation
FaceTracker, the technology will enable
select Samsung cameras running
Samsung media processors to
offer enhanced image quality for a
variety of video- and picture-capture