(19)
(11)EP 2 360 911 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
09.11.2016 Bulletin 2016/45

(43)Date of publication A2:
24.08.2011 Bulletin 2011/34

(21)Application number: 11166927.1

(22)Date of filing:  01.06.2007
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H04N 5/235(2006.01)
H04N 5/232(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
DE FR GB

(30)Priority: 16.06.2006 KR 20060054567

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
07109404.9 / 1868373

(71)Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 443-742 (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • Choe, Won-hee
    Gyeonggi-do (KR)
  • Lee, Seong-deok
    Gyeonggi-do (KR)

(74)Representative: Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB 
Leopoldstraße 4
80802 München
80802 München (DE)

  


(54)Apparatus and method for generating images


(57) An apparatus and method to generate an image in which images having different exposure amounts are generated, and by synthesizing the generated images, a high-sensitivity (or quality) image can be generated. The apparatus to generate an image includes an exposure adjustment unit to adjust an exposure amount, an image generation unit to generate a plurality of images of different exposure amounts and different resolutions, and an image synthesis unit to synthesize the plurality of generated images.







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