Posts Tagged ‘lytro’

Lytro Makes Interactive Web Player Open-Source, Partners with 500px for Integration

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A major drawback of Lytro‘s technology has been the closed ecosystem its files are trapped in. Unable to be edited in programs such as Lightroom or viewed on the Web without a proprietary image viewer, the experience is lacking the ubiquity needed to gain the acceptance of the masses.

Well aware of this problem, Lytro today takes the first of what we assume will be many steps in the right direction, by announcing that their images will now be viewable on the Internet via a new, open-source WebGL player. Read more…

MIT Project Would Like to Bring Light Field Photography to Every Smartphone

When it comes to technological innovations, the acronym MIT comes up often. Known for their incredible collection of human capital in the form of intellect, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s capable in every facet of life.

And in the case of a project called “Tesseract,” the boundaries being pushed are those surrounding the field of smartphone camera technology. Read more…

Lytro Documentary Brings Images to Life Through the Eyes of 5 Photographers

Lytro recently created a fascinating documentary to show off the capabilities of its new Illum camera.

By teaming up with five different photographers, all from different styles of work, the company was able to capture how this new approach to photography can be used to turn a photograph into something more… an experience. Read more…

Lytro Unveils the ‘Illum': A Beautiful Beast of a Light-Field Camera

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More than two years after the debut of the company’s first camera, Lytro has come back with a vengeance. Well, actually, Lytro has come back with an ‘Illum,’ which is the name of a new camera that the company says, “advances the light field category from novelty to game-changing visual medium that could one day rival digital and film.” Read more…

Google Releases Standalone Camera App, Features Lytro-Like Focus Control

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Google wants to give all Android users (or at least those running Android 4.4 and up) the opportunity to use a camera app designed by the same people who made the operating system, and so the company has decided to release a standalone ‘Google Camera’ app packed with a few features that will make it a very tempting download at the price of “on the house.” Read more…

Apple Awarded Patent for Lytro-like Light-Field Camera System

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A patent filed back in September of 2011 was finally awarded to Apple today, and it has the whole photo world atwitter. That’s because this patent describes a camera system that would use the light-field technology made famous by Lytro to take refocusable images — and it could work inside portable devices such as an iPhone.

That’s right, light-field technology in an iPhone… now you see why everybody is excited over something that is, after all, still just a patent. Read more…

Nokia Introduces New ‘Refocus’ App, Turns Lumia Phones Into Lytro-like Cameras

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In addition to announcing the Nokia Camera app and RAW support for the Lumia 1020 and 1520 (read about that here), Nokia made one other camera-centric announcement that had us perking our ears up: the company also introduced a Lytro-like refocusing camera app called Nokia Refocus Lens. Read more…

OPPO Will Integrate MemsCam ‘Take Now, Focus Later’ Tech Into Future Smartphones

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If you’ve been wishing and hoping for Lytro-like ‘take now, focus later” technology to appear in smartphones, it looks like a couple of different companies are planning on making that wish come true. Not only did Toshiba announce its own refocusing module just a couple of weeks ago, it seems OPPO will be putting similar tech into their future camera phones too. Read more…

Toshiba Unveils Dual Camera Module for Lytro-like Refocusing and ‘Deep Focus’

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It’s been 10 months since Toshiba was said to have been developing a tiny camera module that would bring Lytro-style refocusing to smartphones and tablets, but the company only just announced something official. Read more…

Lytro Will Launch ‘Multiple Breakthrough Products’ in 2014, CEO Says

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Ever since Lytro caused a stir by releasing the world’s first consumer light field camera almost two years ago, the company has been somewhat quiet. With the exception of a few updates in November of last year and an iOS app released a couple of months ago, most of the stories we’ve covered with “Lytro” in the title had to do with competitors working on Lytro-like features. All of that is about to change, however, in 2014. Read more…