Refocus: New App brings Software Refocus to Windows Phone 8
The iPhone World has recently gained a cool new category of apps that bring refocus capabilities to your smartphone: tap2focus and FocusTwist, both released within a small timeframe, use the iPhone’s standard camera to take several pictures at different focus levels, and combine the individual frames into an interactive touch-to-refocus picture à la Lytro.
Now, Windows Phone 8 is the second platform to gain software refocus picture taking: The app, simply named Refocus (0.99 $) uses the same “image series” technique to record the necessary data, but unlike FocusTwist it’s not limited to square pictures
There’s a free trial version which you can use to test whether your phone supports manual focus (required for the app to work).
Refocus allows you to capture the full depth of a moment. Take a picture and change the point of focus at any time later.
Warning: Not all phones support manual focusing. Please use the trial version to check if it works on yours! Otherwise you can only use it to view images.
– Take refocusable images
– Refocus images manually or using tap to focus
– Share your favorite views on Facebook, Twitter or via E-Mail or Bluetooth
– Upload complete images to SkyDrive
– Open RFI-Files you find on the Web or receive via E-Mail
– View your images on a Live Tile