So you’ve built your own LightField Camera? Taken your first LightField pictures? What’s next?
The next step is finding software that will allow you to process the captured LightField information. There are countless factors in which LightField setups can differ, so unfortunately processing your pictures is not just a matter of click and refocus. There is some software available, though, that will help you work with your very own LightField photographs.
Originally developed for , LFDisplay will also work with LightField pictures taken with other setups (including a DIY LightField camera). The Open-Source tool for Mac and Windows provides the following LightField features…
software refocus: two refocus sliders (coarse and fine) for adjustment along the virtual z-axis
synthetic aperture controls: pinhole, full and custom aperture
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to move the Lytro picture library to whatever directory you want? Lytro doesn’t offer such a feature in its Desktop Software (yet?), but what about just “pretending” the files are where they should be?
Luckily, modern operating systems allow you to do just that: It’s called symbolic linking, and it originates from the Unix environment.
As Wikipedia explains, “programs that read or write to files named by a symbolic link will behave as if operating directly on the target file.”
In this short How To article, we’ll show you how to move your Lytro library using symbolic links (symlinks) in Windows 7. Symlinks are also available in Mac OS X, and the procedure is quite similar. Continue reading →
LFP File Reader is a set of Python scripts by Benham Esfahbod to help you work with LightField pictures outside of Lytro Desktop.
The Python library contains a total of 8 scripts that will allow you to view picture information and export LightField data and processed images (including all in focus images). What’s completely new compared to other solutions, is that LFP File Reader also allows you to have a look into LFP Storage files – a set of embedded data files which are identified by a pathname (i.e. C:\CALIB\WIFI_MAC_ADDR.TXT).
Did you have to move your Lytro installation from one PC to another recently? Or from a Mac to a PC? Are you now stuck with two separate Lytro Living Picture Libraries?
Are you looking for a way to move all your Living Pictures into a single, usable Lytro Library?