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Kodak's Monthly Tech Brief: What Happens When the Shutter Clicks?

In Kodak's Monthly Tech Brief of this month you'll find an interesting article on the 'secret sauce' of the imaging market, pictures that carry all information captured by the camera.
Pixels to Pictures
When you press the shutter button on a digital camera, your first impulse is to look at the screen and check your shot on the camera's display. It's like developing film in camera: in those few seconds a lot happens...
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PRESS RELEASE

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- Key to the information carried in digital images is the processing that goes on inside. It's the 'secret sauce' of the infoimaging market, making pictures that carry all the information captured by the camera: the picture data, the date and time, the metadata. This month's Tech Brief describes how Kodak scientists and engineers approach image processing inside the camera.

Pixels to Pictures
When you press the shutter button on a digital camera, your first impulse is to look at the screen and check your shot on the camera's display. The full-color picture is the first representation of the picture file that the camera is processing. It's like developing film in the camera: in those few seconds a lot happens behind the scenes to create a finished picture file, one that is ready for transfer or transmission. And in order to develop the entire color processing chain that just produced that image, even more has gone on in the heads of the camera design engineers, long before you pressed the button. To learn more about what's happening, click the link on the left.

About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, enhance, preserve, print and enjoy pictures for memories, for information and for entertainment. The company is a major participant in "infoimaging" a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and PDAs), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). Kodak harnesses its technology, market reach and a host of industry partnerships to provide innovative products and services for customers who need the information-rich content that images contain. The company, with sales last year of $13.2 billion, is organized into four major businesses: Photography -- providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Commercial Imaging -- offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components -- delivering flat-panel displays, optics and sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Health -- supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services.

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November 7, 2002
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