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A lot of people in the industry, even old time film users who have switched to digital, may not realize, or have forgotten, that they owe many digital innovations to Kodak.

In 1976 an Eastman Kodak researcher named Bryce Bayer invented what is now called the Bayer Filter, an arrangement of red green and blue color filters overlaying a CCD or CMOS sensor, allowing the camera to decode color information from photons, which exists to this day in almost every single digital camera on the planet.