Lytro keeps a steady flow of new features coming for existing and new users of their Light Field Camera. Most importantly, the newest Versions of Lytro Desktop and Lytro Mobile now offer 3D viewing and output for Living Pictures.
But there’s more!
It won’t be very long until we can find light field technology in smartphones. Until then, developers are finding ways to substitute advanced optics with software.
The newest addition to a slowly growing body of smartphone apps that mimic light field features – such as software refocus or single-lens 3D (e.g. for perspective shift, parallax) – is an iOS app called Seene.
The app uses computer vision and your phone’s sophisticated sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope) to create a 3D model of a scene in just a few instants. Continue reading
Halloween is only two days away – at least in our timezone. :)
It’s time once more to bring out the pumpkins and carving knives, and express your creativity in the design of your Halloween costume. Our newest Living Picture of the Week is of course Halloween-themed, and comes from Lytro camera owner David Brittain:
To get you into the season’s mood, we’ve included a few more picks after the break: Continue reading
With the introduction of interactive refocus to the (camera enthusiast) mainstream, Lytro opened a new, compelling way to tell stories with images. The software refocus feature is fundamentally embedded in light field technology, but it can be recreated with a bit more user effort, using an ordinary camera. We’ve seen methods using a video with moving focus as well as camera apps that use multiple exposures at different focal lengths, such as Refocus (Windows Phone) tap2focus (iOS) or FocusTwist (iOS). Advances in the (conventional) camera world, such as the super-fast MEMS technology, are adding to the “refocus hype” – both by making the creation process faster and easier, and by promoting refocus as one of the new products.
Nokia, one of the major investors around Pelican Imaging and their Array Camera, has just announced a new smartphone app for their Lumia series that uses the “multiple exposure” refocus workaround: Continue reading
Here in the northern hemisphere, autumn is progressing quickly – thick dewdrops cover the grass every morning, leaves are turning red and yellow, and the mountains are covered in fresh snow.
Our (revived) Livnig Picture of the Week fits the autumn theme: Lytro user beauty has nicely captured the wine grape harvest in western Slovenia:
More pictures from the grape harvest: PriMar – beauty
Hint: Would you like to discover and browse the most recent Lytro pictures posted to the web? Try our Discover link from the top menu!