Mar 05

Lytro Video-Review: The most important things in 2 minutes (DP Review)

The following, short video review by Digital Photography Reviews explains what the Lytro LightField camera can do, and discussses strengths and weaknesses of the technology:

Two interesting bits that we couldn’t find out about before:

  • The 26 x 26 mm display has a resolution of 221 x 221 pixels (= total 49.000 pixels)
  • the focal length is 43 – 340 mm equivalent with constant F/2 f-number (limited to 43 – 150 mm in Everyday mode)

The complete Review: Lytro Light Field Camera: Digital Photography Review

Mar 04

How to automatically insert Lytro Living Pictures into WordPress articles

if you’d like to add lytro living images to your wordpress articles in a fast and easy way, we have a quick and easy solution for you!

how to automatically insert lytro living pictures in wordpress

just open your theme’s functions.php file (if it doesn’t exist, create an empty text file and save it under that filename in your theme folder), and insert the following lines at the end of the file:

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Mar 03

Has Lytro drastically modified the pictures in its official LightField gallery?

The pictures in Lytro’s Living Pictures Gallery look awesome: They’re beautifully composed, show little noise and have full, saturated colors. Obviously, Lytro will show off its best pictures to get people interested in its new product, but are these pictures really representative of what comes out of your Lytro camera?

It seems that at least some of the pictures in the official gallery were significantly post-processed in order to give them better color and saturation:

Lytro LightField Picture Gallery with heavily adjusted colors? (left: official gallery, right: original picture in mugurm's album)

For comparison, have a look at the official and original Living Pictures.

It’s obviously possible to do post-processing with LightField Pictures. Is the above an example that it’s not very hard to do, and that we’ll soon also get the chance to postprocess our Lytro pictures?

Mar 01

Adobe is working in its own Lightfield camera

Lytro may be the first company to release lightfield cameras for the consumer, but other companies have also been working on this technology, some for years.
One prominent example is Adobe, who developed the PDF-format and – more importantly – Photoshop.

Dave Story von Adobe präsentiert seinen LichtFeld-Kamera-Prototypen (Video-Screenshots)

As far back as 2007, Adobe successfully demonstrated a plenoptic camera prototype with continuous refocusing, and also showed what an integration of Lightfield in Photoshop could look like: Continue reading