Posts Tagged ‘lytro’

FocusTwist Launches Refocusable-Photo App for the iPhone and iPad

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FocusTwist is a new app for iOS devices that lets you shoot Lytro-style refocusable photographs using your phone or tablet. Photographs shot using the app are interactive and dynamic in their focusing: click (or press) any area of the scene to see that area of the photograph come into sharp focus.
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FocusTwist to Bring Lytro-style Refocus-able Photos to a Phone Near You

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Lytro introduced refocus-able photos to the public when it unveiled the world’s first consumer light field camera back in October 2011. Since then, a number of people and companies have been brainstorming refocus-able photo technology of their own.

One developer created a tool that can turn video footage into refocus-able stills. Toshiba and a company called DigitalOptics are both working to build Lytro-style smartphone camera modules. Next week, there’s going to be a new contender: an app called FocusTwist.
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MemsCam Mimics Lytro, Will Bring ‘Take Now, Focus Later’ Tech to Smartphones

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California-based company DigitalOptics debuted their newest creation this week. It’s called the Mems|Cam, and it’s stirring up a bit of excitement in the tech world. That’s because, in addition to blazing fast focus and facial recognition, the camera module actually mimics Lytro’s “take now, focus later” abilities — only it does it in 8-13 megapixel packages that can fit inside the thinnest of phones. Read more…

Toshiba Building a Lytro-like Smartphone Cam That Lets You Refocus Post-Shot

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Lytro is currently the only camera on the market that lets you refocus photographs after they’re shot, thanks to its fancy schmancy (and proprietary) light field technology, but it won’t be the only one for long. Toshiba is reportedly developing its own Lytro-style camera that will target a different segment of the photography market: smartphone and tablet photographers.
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Clever Hack for Shooting Lytro-Style DoF-Changeable Photos Using a DSLR

Lytro‘s groundbreaking consumer light-field camera made a splash in the camera industry this year by making it possible to refocus photographs after they’re shot. However, the cheapest model for the boxy device has a price tag of $399, and the reviews have been mixed so far.

If you’d like to play around with your own refocus-able photographs without having to buy an actual Lytro device, you can actually fake it using a standard DSLR camera (or any camera with manual focusing and a large-aperture lens).
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Lytro Gives a Sneak Peek of Perspective Shift and Living Filters

We’ve known since last month that Lytro is planning to roll out at least one fancy new feature for its light field cameras (parallax-based 3D), but now the company has taken the wraps off the feature to give us a sneak peek at what they’ll offer. The two new features that will soon appear in Lytro’s Desktop software are called Perspective Shift and Living Filters.
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Lytro Going 3D: A Peek at the Upcoming Parallax-Based Effect

Lytro has been upgrading its cameras and shipping them to store shelves all over the world as of late, and it’s not planning to let up anytime soon. In addition to the newly added manual controls, the company is gearing up to jump into the world of 3D.
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Lytro Launches Worldwide, Adds New Colors and Manual Controls

Lytro’s light field camera began hitting store shelves around the world today, and to celebrate, the company announced a couple of upgrades to the camera: manual new colors and manual controls.
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Lytro Going Global, to be Available at a Number of Retailers Starting in Oct.

It has been nearly a year since Lytro announced the world’s first consumer light-field camera that lets users focus photographs after they’re shot. Throughout this time, the camera has only been available direct from the company when ordered through the website. That’ll soon change, as the company announced today that it will be partnering with major retailers around the world to have the camera appear on a store shelf (and website) near you.
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Lytro Rolls Out the Windows Version of Its Software

If you’re a Windows user that preordered a Lytro light field camera, here’s some terrific news: your expensive paperweight is now a camera. Lytro announced the Windows version of its desktop application today, more than half a year after the “shoot-now-focus-later” camera was first unveiled. To free your photos from their camera prison, you’ll need to be running Windows 7 with at least 2GB of ram.

(via Lytro Blog)


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