If you’re like us, you like to replace the tedious process of moving that cursor to the correct position and clicking the mouse button over and over again for the same function. Instead, we very much like to use keyboard shortcuts to speed things up.
The Lytro Desktop Software, unfortunately, doesn’t come with a lot of user instructions and tries to be intuitive as possible. Still, key combinations are important … and have been implemented.
Here are the keyboard shortcuts that we’ve stumbled across so far (Windows Version):
Many regions on the northern hemisphere are enjoying summer right now, and what’s greater than spending some quality time in the Great Outdoors?
This week’s Living Picture shows a bright Asteraceae-Flower in the Bighorn Mountain prairies, Wyoming:
Living Picture by colvin
Lenticular printing is the technology behind what most people know as “wiggle pictures”: An array of lenticular lenses is used to display different images depending on the viewing angle.
Since our two eyes have slightly different viewing angles themselves, lenticular printing can also be used to create 3D effects (More information on Wikipedia).
Hideki Yamazaki and Yasuhiro Takaki have recently published a new technique to improve the visual quality of lenticular prints: They sucessfully “reproduced the light space as a light field” using a new halftone screening process for full color prints. Continue reading
Now that the Windows version of Lytro’s Desktop Software has been released, what’s next?
Lytro has recently revealed on their Facebook Fanpage, that they’re already working on the 3D and Parallax (moving the perspective one or two inches) features for the Desktop Software.
Now that Windows is out, 3D and parallax viewing are the top priority for our team.
The company demoes some of the Living Pictures from the official gallery in a 3D preview video on Youtube: Continue reading
Interactive refocus is nice, but it’s just one of the possibilities of LightField photography. Another feature that LightField fans seem anxious about is “all in focus” – a combination of all the sharp parts of the light field picture into a single, flat exposure.
Lytro has confirmed that all in focus will be possible within the Lytro Desktop software by the end of the year.
Developer Nirmal J Patel didn’t want to wait, and wrote a small python script to create “all in focus” pictures from Lytro .lfp files himself: Continue reading