APPLE INC. (Cupertino, CA)

A method of getting an image through an image sensor. The method involves the determination of a first perceptual quality value that is associated with a first portion of the image. The method involves formulating a first image perception quality warping algorithm that is dependent on the first perception quality value as well as an image warping map. The first image perceptual quality warping function is defined by an initial level of warping which is dependent on the initial perceptual value. This method involves warping the first part of an image according with the first image perceptual value warping function.

Certain displays, such as a head-mountable device (HMD) includes an integrated camera and display. The display displays the image data to a user. The image data is obtained in relation to the camera’s location within the HMD. However, the image data displayed is based on the display’s position within HMD.

If the HMD is worn by a user, the camera and the display are spatially offset (e.g., vertically or horizontally displace) from the eyes of the wearer. Therefore, the image data is stored in a display plane that is offset from an eye planethat is associated with the position of the user’s eyes. The spatial offset between the plane of the display and the one that is the eye could cause discomfort for users (e.g. motion sickness) because the user’s perception of the environment is different from the HMD.

In these instances it’s difficult to apply the fixed warping feature on an image. The display system you are using is limited in its system resources (e.g. processing power and bandwidth). Thus, the process of warping all image content at the same resolution level result in a distorted image with a resolution that is limited by the resources of the system. A mobile device could have high heat dissipation when it uses a lot of system resources to correct the image warping.

According to certain methods, a process is performed at an electronic device with at least one processor as well as a non-transitory memory as well as an image sensor. The image sensor is employed to create an image. The method also includes determining a primary perceptual quality value that is associated with one portion of the image. The method also involves the determination of an image’s perceptual image quality warping function that is based on the first quality value and an image map. The initial image perceptual high-quality warping function can be defined as a first level of warping that is a function the first perceptual value. This technique involves warping the image component according to the firstimageperceptualqualitywarping function.

According to certain methods the electronic device comprises one or more processors as well as a non-transitory memory as well as an image sensor. The one or more software programs are kept in the non-transitory storage and designed to be executed by one or more processors. The one or more programs contain instructions for performing or causing performance of the operations of any method described in this document. According to some implementations, instructions contained in a non-transitory computer-readable storagemedium contain instructions that are executed by one of the processors on an electronic gadget, allow it to perform or cause it to perform the operations described herein. According to some implementations the device is equipped with means for performing or causing performance of the operations of any of the methods described herein. According to some implementations, an information processing apparatus, for use inside an electronic device, comprises the means to perform or cause the execution of any method described in the present.

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