Jul 26

Software Updates: Lytro Illum Firmware 2.0, Lytro Desktop 4.3

Software Updates: Lytro Illum Firmware 2.0, Lytro Desktop 4.3 Earlier this month, Lytro released two major software updates that bring a range of new features to the Lytro Illum and Lytro Desktop.

Upgrading your Lytro Illum to firmware v2.0 will get you a redefined, sleeker touchscreen interface, fully customizeable menu, physical distance information, and more area for your subjects in live view and and playback mode (including a new full screen view). Continue reading

Feb 22

Light Field Toolbox 0.4 adds Linear Depth/Focus and Denoising Filters

Light Field Toolbox 0.4 adds Linear Depth/Focus and Denoising Filters If you’ve been following the development of the Light Field Toolbox for Matlab, please note that the author has released an update with new features: Light Field Toolbox v0.4 builds upon the previous version and adds linear depth/focus and denoising filters for light field pictures.

For more technical information regarding these filters and their use, please refer to the following upcoming publication: D.G. Dansereau, O. Pizarro, and S. B. Williams, “Linear Volumetric Focus for Light Field Cameras,” to appear in ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), vol. 34, no. 2, 2015.

As always, you may download the current version and corresponding Light Field Sample Pack via the links below, or head over to the project page for more information:

  Light Field Toolbox v0.4 (977.1 KiB, 731 hits)

  Light Field Sample Pack for LightField Toolbox v0.3 and v0.4 (386.5 MiB, 552 hits)

New functions in this version: Continue reading

Jan 18

Lytro in Linux: Lyli Aims to Become Open-Source Alternative to Lytro Desktop [Updated]

Lytro in Linux: Lyli Aims to Become Open-Source Alternative to Lytro Desktop As exciting as the technology is, not everybody has access to Lytro’s light field tech due to their computer platform of choice. For the obvious reason of limited resources and man-hours in a small startup, it took the company an additional five months from the release of their first-generation camera to expand from Mac-only software to Windows, back in 2012. Linux, on the other hand, continues to be “not currently on Lytro’s roadmap“.

Now, in our forums section, Lukáš Jirkovský has announced his own Linux-compatible, open-source alternative to Lytro Desktop, called Lyli.

Lyli is a work in progress, but the developer has big plans for his application: Continue reading

Nov 30

Light Field Toolbox 0.3: Compatibility with Lytro Illum and Lytro Desktop 4 and more

Light Field Toolbox 0.3: Compatibility with Lytro Illum and Lytro Desktop 4 and more Donald Danserau’s LightField Toolbox is a collection of software tools to process light field data in Matlab. The software package has recently received an update to version 0.3., which adds compatibility for files created with Lytro Illum and Lytro Desktop 4.
LightField Toolbox can now directly open Lytro LFP files, and new functions allow reading of gantry-style light fields.

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Nov 24

Lytro Meltdown: Illum Support in Not Before Spring 2015

Lytro Compatible Viewer: Parallax Shift with processed image stack As many of our readers already know, the Lytro Meltdown contains lots of inside information and series of software tools to explore RAW and processed Lytro pictures. Programmes like the Lytro Compatible Library, Lytro Compatible Viewer and Lytro Compatible Communicator are compatible with the first-generation Lytro camera, but only some features currently work with the Lytro Illum‘s pictures.

Now, author Jan Kučera answers the question when his software will receive Illum compatibility – which unfortunately won’t be in the very near future: Continue reading