It's a phenomenon we've all experienced: blurry iPhone pics - usually, when we're actually trying to capture a memory of lasting value.
Aware of this commonplace occurrence, Apple is purportedly working on a fix for fuzzy images captured by the otherwise high-quality cameras built into our iDevices. This much is evident in a new patent filing by Apple coming to light this week.
Details gleaned from a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office filing show that Apple is working on a method by which iPhones will capture a series of images within a single snapshot to determine which image is the highest quality of the bunch, based on a number of variables factored into the equation.
The method can include storing a predetermined number of the sequence of images in a buffer. The device can receive a user request to capture an image. The method can automatically select one of the buffered images based on one or more parameters. For example, the selection may be based on an exposure time of one of the buffered images and optionally an image quality parameter (e.g., image contrast). Alternatively, the selection may be based only on the image quality parameter.