Some additional notes here:

1. It is illegal to make a false or misleading statement in a patent. You can paint with a broad or narrow brush describing the invention, but it must be correct. It must work for all cases described as well.

2. APS was a combined attempt of Kodak, Fuji and Agfa to develop a new format identical in size to the then-common digital image sensors, so that digital and analog could be as compatible as possible in lens, camera and print formats. In fact, the APS format was compatible with TV, HDTV and Widescreen so it was pretty much an attempt to match Hollywood and TV formats as well. The plans included talking still photos and 3D photos which I have seen. It all died stillborn.

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