… or not.
Photographers have long been concerned with capturing what the eye can see.
Seeing things involves much more than just the optics of the eye, but the cognitive and motor functions of the brain. So a major limitation of photography is that the eye doesn’t see everything in the picture. The eye sees only the part of the picture (perspective) on which attention is focused and adjusts the eye dynamically to optimise the visual information.
Not only does the eye focus of objects, but significantly, it adjusts to the brightness in order to detect edges and to achieve a colour balance.
The “invention” is to mimic how one sees; the image capture device sampling zones of the view over plausible focal, brightness and chromatic ranges to optimise the edge and colour information and storing the results in a data storage container.
The image presentation device retrieves data from the container which are optimal for the part of the view which has the viewer’s attention; either by an implicit viewer interaction or automatically by detecting which part of the view is the centre of attention by e.g. retinal detection.