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Re: March 20 - Day THREE: Improving Image Understanding by Improving Image Quality
dipert_bdti   3/20/2013 2:17:05 PM
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@Alaskaman66, with a conventional Bayer pattern sensor, each pixel natively captures only one of the three primary colors (red, blue, or most commonly green). Interpolation algorithms from nearby pixels' captured data are used to calculate an approximation of the "missing" data at each pixel, thereby transforming RAW into a lossless BMP or TIFF equivalent (and assuming that no other image processing takes place, such as dynamic range expansion or compression, etc). I suppose that if you knew the the original Bayer pattern, you could throw away the interpolated "missing" data and resurrect the original RAW...



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