A computing device (e.g., a mobile phone, a camera, a tablet computer, etc.) may include a camera for capturing images (including a sequence of images that form videos). The camera may also include a flash or other light emitting element. As image processing has advanced and camera processors have become more powerful (in terms of processing cycles per given unit of time), the camera may capture images and perform image processing to generate processed images of relatively high quality even in low light conditions without necessarily requiring use of the flash. However, the flash may provide additional functionalities that may be unrelated to image capture (e.g., operating as a flashlight). Techniques described in this disclosure may provide an interface by which to configure the flash for use in providing the additional functionalities, allowing configuration of brightness, color temperature, strobe settings, etc.
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Woodhull, Chuck, "CUSTOMIZABLE FLASH FOR COMPUTING DEVICES", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 19, 2019)