Computational Photography May Help Us See Around Corners – NYTimes.com

Computational Photography May Help Us See Around Corners – NYTimes.com.

ANYONE who has witnessed the megapixel one-upmanship in camera ads might think that computer chips run the show in digital photography.

That’s not true. In most cameras, lenses still form the basic image. Computers have only a toehold, controlling megapixel detectors and features like the shutter. But in research labs, the new discipline of computational photography is gaining ground, taking over jobs that were once the province of lenses.

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