luminance luminance  /ˈlu mə nəns/


  • (n) the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light


  • Ronald Reagan hesitated for a moment in the cool luminance of the Oval Office, his last minutes as President ticking by.


  1. Apple Patent Hints at Triple Lens iPhone Camera

    Apple just received a patent on a new kind of camera for mobile devices, one with a triple lens and triple sensor design. The patent suggests future cameras on iPhones and iPads will be able to capture photos with significantly higher quality. Patent No. 8,497,897 , first reported by AppleInsider , describes a camera with three sensors: one for luminance (brightness) and two for chrominance ...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. Apple envisions three sensors to improve iPhone's color photos

    (Credit: Apple/USPTO) Your iPhone of the future could deliver better color photos if equipped with three separate sensors. Granted Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an Apple patent dubbed " Image capture using luminance and chrominance sensors " envisions a way to include one sensor for luminance and two for chrominance as a way to better capture colors in your moble device's ...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: CNET

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