Press Release: Lytro Power Tools Advances Into Beta Phase

The following press release was published by Lytro on 19 August 2015.

Lytro Power Tools Advances Into Beta Phase
Light Field Leader Gives Users Unprecedented Levels of Access to Its Platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., (Aug. 19, 2015) – Lytro, Inc. is giving users an unprecedented level of access to its products – the first generation camera and ILLUM – with Lytro Power Tools (LPT) Beta. The platform was developed to give programmers, researchers and artists complete control at every step – from capture on the camera to post-processing light field data. Initially announced as an Alpha program only available in the United States, LPT Beta is now available to anyone who’s interested: [link updated to local copy, since Lytro went offline].

“By taking the most advanced light field camera and turning it into a platform, we’re giving our community the tools to explore the technology and pursue their creative vision in a way never before possible” said Sam Tellman, Product Manager. “This is something that no other camera company has done, and we will continue to push light field exploration, experimentation and creativity forward.”

With LPT Beta, programmers can create new tools for camera control and light field image processing using the Python-based tools and Android Debug Bridge (ADB) command line interface. These tools can be easily downloaded and shared via SD card, but the real power of LPT Beta lies in the unprecedented root level access to the camera’s Android operating system – and the opportunity for users to create whatever tools they want, specific and unique to each project.

Alpha participants have created and shared tools to generate time-lapse video as well as panoramic video that can be viewed with virtual reality headsets like Google® Cardboard® and Samsung® Gear VR®.

To learn more and download Lytro Power Tools Beta, visit:


About Lytro
Lytro is building the world’s most powerful light field imaging platform enabling artists, scientists and product developers to pursue their goals with an unprecedented level of freedom and control. This revolutionary technology will unlock new opportunities for photography, cinematography, mixed reality, scientific and industrial application. For additional information, visit

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