Say Cheese! Apple patent application lets the camera select the best shot

Apple has filed an application for a patent on a digital camera technology that would allow the camera to continuously store images in a buffer while the shutter is depressed; once the shutter is released, a preset number of variables are used to help the camera determine which of the shots is the best based on a scoring system...
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here


23. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Love the feature and proud to use iOS as my operating system

26. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

myxpyxtyx cloned :)

32. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

That is a source of pride for you? Your life must suck then if that's something to be proud of.

33. GeekMovement unregistered

Kind of sad that they don't realize Apple is playing catch up with Android. We can already enjoy these similar features only better because it doesn't select the best photo for us, WE get to select the best photo. Apple fans are always annoyingly blinded.

41. darkdroid

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

keep paying premium for 5 year old tech "trollking"


Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

How Apple gonna patent something that is already on the Samsung phones and other device? Okay I have best shot on my Galaxy Note 2 got dang copy cats! Apple burns me!. They losing out now they gotta go steal other people's ideas and patent them.

28. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

I can already do this camera function on my HTC One S out of the box no app needed. I just hold the shoot button down and the camera starts taking pictures like a full automactic rile shoots bullets lol. Then I get a preview of all the photos captured along with the cameras choice of best picture which then you can choose to keep all of the photos, keep only the photos selected as best, or delete individually the photos you don't like. I think this having a choice is better that letting the camera bypass on the options for you and choosing the best shot itself. I know that this isn't stated about the apple camera patent but being apple don't they prefer keeping it simple for the user?

29. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Apple is gonna patent the human beings.

30. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If their so proud of patenting might as well buy usptp.

36. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

My Galaxy SIII that came out in July does that.... so idk what apple is trying to do here

37. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

My Sony Ericsson K790i came out in 2006 does that as well

38. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

wasn't Nokia's CZ lens doing it for ages?

39. napsterO6

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

@Apple We want Innovation not your hopeless Patents.

44. Obie-Wan

Posts: 112; Member since: May 24, 2012

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.