LFP File Reader is a set of Python scripts by Behnam Esfahbod to help you work with LightField pictures outside of Lytro Desktop.
The Python library contains a total of 8 scripts that will allow you to view picture information and export LightField data and processed images (including all in focus images). What’s completely new compared to other solutions, is that LFP File Reader also allows you to have a look into LFP Storage files – a set of embedded data files which are identified by a pathname (i.e. C:\CALIB\WIFI_MAC_ADDR.TXT).
The computational and interactive possibilities of LightField photography are stunning, to say the least: You can recreate 3D scenes with a single exposure from a single lens, you can change the perspective and refocus on virtually anything in the picture.
But if you’d like to view your pictures independent from a computer, the only practical and feasible way is to use a printer which will create a flat exposure.
We’ve recently reported on a new method to create lenticular prints for improved 3D prints, but they’re still independent from lighting. If you shed light from a different direction, the picture’s highlights and shadows will remain the same.
A team of researchers at the UC Santa Cruz, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, and 3M have developed a printing method that will change the picture according to the position of the source of light: It’s called Reflectance Paper, and the materials in use seem somewhat familiar.
This week, our Living POTW takes us to Denver Zoo, where a little girl feeds one of the most colourful parrots in the world: a Rainbow Lorikeet, originally from Australia/Australasia.
A better view of the bird: Continue reading
In Lytro’s newest Youtube upload (and
first second Video Podcast?), Director of Photography Eric Cheng shows you what it takes for a good, refocusable portrait LightField photo.
We’ve embedded the video and sumemd it up for you after the break. Continue reading