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.
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.
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
The biggest news of the day was clearly the impending release of Lytro’s new Perspective Shift feature, but the company has something more in store for us: 9 Living Filters that interactively change the picture depending on your refocus position and perspective.
The new feature marks the first possibility of post processing Living Pictures, and a new way to channel our creativity.
These filters, described (and shown) in more detail after the break, will be available within the Lytro Desktop Software on December 4.
Lytro has just updated their website and Youtube Channel to include information on the newest software feature to be released: Perspective Shift.
The possibility to change the point of view will be available both within the Lytro Desktop Software and on the web, on December 4, 2012. The best part about it: You’ll be able to both refocus (click) and shift perspective (click+drag) in one Living Picture. Since the Lytro camera captures the raw LightField, all the pictures you’ve already taken will also get the parallax feature.
Lytro’s newest light field capability, Perspective Shift, allows you to interactively change your point of view in a picture, after you’ve taken the picture. On a computer or mobile device, you can shift the living picture in any direction; left, right, up, down and all around. Continue reading
We’ve seen Lytro-Demos of single-lens single-shot 3D and Parallax before, but the company wasn’t very specific regarding the time-frame for a general public release.
Now, it seems that Lytro is willing to show commitment to these features: According to Engadget, the company has announced a release “by the end of the year”.
[An] update due by the end of the year will take advantage of that focus-independent sensor to allow a parallax-based 3D effect in photos: invoke a ‘full’ focus in reviewing shots and you can start poking around the scene in a limited way without having ever touched a dual-sensor camera.
Appropriately, we’re also getting support for examining photos on 3D monitors and TVs that emphasize the added depth.