Oct 08

Lytro Mobile App: Update brings Living Filters, more Perspective Shift, OTA Firmware Updates and more

Lytro Mobile App: Update brings Living Filters, more Perspective Shift, OTA Firmware Updates and more Lytro has just released the first major Update to Lytro Mobile, the App for iPhone and other iOS devices. Version 1.1 brings serveral new features to iPhone users, including the possibility to add Living Filters to your pictures. You can also experience Perspective Shift more intuitively by just tilting your iPhone (featuring your phone’s accelerometer), create an additional type of GIF animation (“3D wiggle”).
The company has also added a way to remove pictures from your online picture album (pictures.lytro.com) and camera stream, and a convenient way to update your camera’s firmware over-the-air (wireless).
 

Here’s the official changelog information: Continue reading

Apr 05

Lytro Firmware Upgrade: New Creative Mode, More Zoom

Lytro: Creative Mode Menu With their newest camera firmware (v1.1.2), Lytro has implemented a number of interesting changes to their first-generation LightField camera.

Most notably, Creative Mode has been revamped and is now used completely differently:
In all previous official firmware versions, the refocus position was set by tapping on an object in the middle of the desired range. Refocus range was then largely influenced by the current zoom position.

Now, Creative Mode was simplified, in that users just tap on what’s most important in the scene, and the camera “takes the current zoom position, focus position, and relative distances into account” when establishing the refocus range automatically. Continue reading

Jan 06

Lytro releases Self Timer for LightField Camera

Lytro has recently started giving out camera firmware 1.1.1 for its LightField Camera, which brings another new feature that the Lytro community has been asking for: a Self Timer.

Lytro releases Self Timer for LightField Camera Lytro releases Self Timer for LightField Camera

The timer will not only come in handy when you want to appear in your own pictures, but also when you’re taking pictures with longer exposure times, to reduce camera shake and unwanted motion blur from pushing the shutter button. Continue reading

Oct 10

More LightField Power in Your Hands: Manual Control for your Lytro Camera!

More LightField Power in Your Hands: Manual Control for your Lytro Camera! (Photo: Eric Cheng and Alan Sailer) Coinciding with the first round of international sales, Lytro has just announced the latest version (v1.1) of their camera firmware.
Most importantly, the camera now features a set of manual camera control options that lets their users explore new aspects of LightField creativity.

As soon as you enable Manual Controls (swipe up, tap the “Settings” icon and activate “Manual Controls”), you’ll be able to adjust the following camera settings:

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 to 8 seconds
  • ISO Sensitivity: 80 – 3200
  • Neutral Density (ND) Filter: toggle on/off (-4 equivalent f-stops)
  • Auto Exposure (AE) Lock: long-press to lock auto-exposure while you adjust your scene

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Jul 25

Lytro Firmware Upgrade 1.0.2 brings Windows Auto-Install, improved Creative Mode and more

The newest firmware upgrade (version 1.0.2) for Lytro’s LightField Camera brings a few improvements to your little technological wonder-tube:

Lytro Camera Firmware Upgrade 1.0.2 brings Windows Auto-Install, improved Creative Mode and more

Most notably, the camera is being equipped with the Windows 7 installer file, so that simply plugging your camera to a Win7 PC will be enough to install the Desktop Software.
Apart from that, you should be able to faster and more accurately set the correct refocus range in Creative Mode.
In terms of user friendliness, the firmware-upgraded camera will now also auto-rotate its screen when (1) you’re reviewing pictures on the camera that were shot while rotated, and (2) when charging lying on its side or being upside down.

Official release notes after the break: Continue reading