Jan 16

lfpsplitter: Update for Images processed with Lytro Desktop 2.x

Lytro’s recent upgrade to Lytro Desktop 2.0 entailed some file format changes that rendered light field files incompatible with lfpsplitter.

An update to lfpsplitter, provided by Elissa Weidaw, now accommodates for these changes and makes lfpsplitter usable again. The author has made sure to keep the lfpsplitter syntax unchanged.

Since Lytro Desktop 2.0, LFP image stacks are encoded as H264 frame sequences – used to compress files and speed up loading times. Due to “legal issues swirling around H264 decoding”, lfpsplitter does not decode said sequences. There are, however, other tools (e.g. ffmpeg) that will do the extra step for you.

More information and download link: lfpsplitter at GitHub

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Jan 13

Lytro Desktop v. 2.0: Perspective Shift Update also brought Colour Enhancements

Lytro Desktop v. 2.0: Perspective Shift Update also brought Colour Enhancements About a month ago, Lytro released version 2.0 of their Desktop Software for Mac and Windows.
The update included not only the new Perspective Shift and Living Filters features, but was also the first version to officially support Windows 8 64-bit. Another new aspect of the software, to be comprehensive, is the possibility to change the Lytro Library location from within the software interface.

Among the usual “Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements to performance and stability”, however, we found another quite strong improvement: It looks like the latest Lytro Desktop version makes up for some pale, washed-out colours, and greatly enhances color representation in (at least some) pictures.
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