As the year winds down, there were only a handful of original patent applications from Apple that were published today by the US Patent Office. The only consumer oriented inventions that were noteworthy related to iDevice cameras and photo management. On Apple's website describing the new iPhone 5's camera they point to improved HDR Capabilities for better color, tone and reduced motion blur. One of today's patent filings cover advanced HDR capabilities using a new image sensor. Another one covered a testing and calibrating camera modules. Yet the one new camera related invention that stood out from the pack was one relating to a new application that Apple may be included in a future iDevice camera. It'll involve a unique combination of a pre-installed camera database and new recognition software that will be able to automatically recognized famous people's faces and famous objects such as a painting or perhaps things like a famous bridge or other landmarks. While it won't be a killer application on its own by any stretch of the imagination, it will definitely enhance Apple's camera features in future iDevices. And for those who just happen to live in California or any other famous locale, then it may assist the novice paparazzi in figuring out who was who in the photo they just took at a club, concert or movie set. Hmm, I can hear the ad for that now: Want to be a paparazzi? There's an app for that.