The International Imaging Industry Association (I3A) has joined forces with Stanford University to present a Technical Forum on the topic of Camera Phone Image Quality, to be held Dec.
November 21, 2006: The International Imaging Industry Association (I3A) has joined forces with Stanford University to present a Technical Forum on the topic of Camera Phone Image Quality, to be held Dec. 7, 2006 on the Stanford campus in California.
As the leading global association for the imaging industry, I3A is taking the lead in an initiative to standardise image quality metrics for mobile phones. The objective is to identify image quality metrics and associated test methods and develop a quality rating system based on both objective and subjective data. According to an organisation press release, the lack of standards and metrics for measuring and testing camera phone image quality is one of the key issues affecting the imaging industry today.
ø¢â‚¬Å“Camera phones currently on the market with identical sensor (megapixel) resolution capabilities produce images vastly different in qualityø¢â‚¬Å“, the press release notes. ø¢â‚¬Å“Carriers struggle with handset purchasing decisions due to the lack of available metrics for testing and comparing devices ø¢â‚¬” sometimes all they can be sure of is whether or not a capture device is present. Handset makers struggle with the complexities inherent in component-based, size-constrained devices and in measuring consistent quality in mass production environments. At the same time, both groups realize that image quality is important to consumers, to motivate them to print or share those images (and thereby produce revenue for vendors).ø¢â‚¬
The Technical Forum will provide opportunities for industry leaders to share their experiences. Topics that will be discussed include: