Apple has bought The Uk photography company Spectral Edge, according tomedia. Now, the Spectral Edge website is closed, but the company has developed a mathematical technique that has real-time improvements in photo images. The algorithm, developed in 2014 by the academic research department of the University of East Anglia, enhances smartphone images in low-light camera conditions, which could be useful for future iPhone night mode and other photo-taking features.
Spectral Edge’s technology blends infrared photos with standard photos, then makes images clearer and improves color accuracy.
In court documents, Apple lawyer Peter Denwood was appointed to the board of The Edge of Spectral, and other advisers and board members have now been fired. These represent the company that Apple now controls.
It’s unclear how much Apple paid for the Spectral Edge, and Apple did not respond.