Lytro Unveils Perspective Shift And Living Filters For Light Field Cameras

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If you're even remotely interested in technology, you've probably heard of Lytro. It's the company that ushered in a new kind of camera, one that allowed users to take photos and then tweak the depth of field in post-processing. Now, the company's spinning up innovation once more, unveiling perspective shift and living filters for new ways to experience "living pictures." The company's light field cameras will soon have an update (December 4th), enabling existing owners to enjoy the new options as well.

Perspective Shift lets Lytro photographers interactively change the point of view in a picture after it has been taken. On a computer or mobile device, viewers can move the living picture in any direction – left, right, up, down and all around. When pictures are shared to the web, Facebook and Twitter, friends can experience Perspective Shift without needing any special software. Perspective Shift also works retroactively on any light field pictures previously taken with a Lytro camera.

In addition to Perspective Shift, Lytro announced a new way to enhance light field pictures with Living Filters. With a single click, Lytro photographers will be able to apply one of nine interactive filters to their pictures and change the look of the picture based on light field depth. Unlike traditional digital photo filters, Living Filters create additional effects as viewers interact with a picture. Living Filters is a free update to Lytro Desktop and works on all Lytro light field pictures, including retroactively.

If you've been ignoring Lytro, now seems like a decent time to start paying attention. Smile!
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sackyhack replied on Fri, Nov 16 2012 8:28 PM

Holy crap! Did they just invent the picture analyzer thingy from Blade Runner?!?!

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OSunday replied on Sat, Nov 17 2012 2:09 AM

This camera is just sick, and the fact their able to add features with software updates speaks alot about the quality of the product.... tube the rectangular tube makes it look difficult as heck to comfortably operate and actually take pictures with

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mhenriday replied on Sat, Nov 17 2012 8:54 AM

Agree with Ray ; Lytro is well worth paying attention to. It looks as if we're in for more fascinating developments from this quarter ! I hope and trust that HH will be following them closely....


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Being a photographer , I like any new tech advances is cameras and this thing is a leap forward. 

This would be great for street photography because no one would no what it is, so you get those candid and close shots.

I wish it had a flash and more memory. 

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