For the launch of their newest Mac App, Lightfield Iris, developer Vertical Horizon has kindly provided us with three free copies of the software. We’d like to share the love with our readers, so we’re giving away three promo codes for Lightfield Iris (19.90 USD each), the first ever third-party image manipulation software for Lytro pictures.
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If you’ve been longing for an easy way to edit your Lytro images, here’s an early Christmas present: Belgian startup company Vertical Horizon has just released Lightfield Iris for Mac, the first (to our knowledge) piece of commercial third-party image manipulation software for Lytro pictures.
Lightfield Iris allows users to browse and edit processed images from the Lytro Desktop Image Database, and…
- adjust image parameters such as brightness, contrast, saturation and luminance.
- straighten your picture.
- apply unsharp mask and noise reduction.
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Nokia’s Refocus app was released to a number of PureView Lumia devices about a month ago. In contrast to the light field technology employed in the Lytro light field camera, Nokia’s solution is purely software-based and uses an ordinary digital camera module and several exposures to create a refocus effect.
So how do the two systems and their resulting pictures compare visually?
CNET Australia tries to answer this question in their “refocusing challenge“, showing us refocus-pictures of the same scene, taken with both a Lytro camera and a Nokia Lumia 1520.
Here we take a look at the author’s conclusions, and add our own observations from the picture comparison: Continue reading
Have you been toying with the thought of buying a Lytro camera for yourself or a loved one? If you live in the United States, today is your day: Lytro is offering all 8 GB cameras and the Graphite Bundle (i.e. camera, fast charger and tripod mount) for 199 $ for Cyber Monday, that’s 50 % off the regular price of 399 $. The promotion includes free overnight shipping and engraving. What more could you want?
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Smartphone makers around the world are racing release the world’s first light field enabled smartphone. According to some reports, manufacturers such as Apple, HTC, Nokia, and also the MIT are working on further miniaturizing the technology to fit into mobile devices. Meanwhile, companies like Pelican and Toshiba are finalizing their camera designs for third-party licensing.
Now, The US Patent and Trademark has granted Apple a new patent describing a “digital camera including refocusable imaging mode adaptor”, and it comes with an interesting addition to the existing light field solutions by Lytro or Raytrix. Continue reading