If you haven’t yet experienced the world of light field photography, it’s time to step into the Lytro. (See what I did there?)
The Lytro camera is a brand new form of photographic technology that produces what the company calls a “living photo.” This means that the user has the ability to change the focus from the foreground to background, shift perspective, and add cool color filters to the… → Read More
Toshiba is intent on making a camera sensor for smartphones and tablets that borrows a trick from Lytro and allows users to select a focus area in their photos after having taken them. Not only that, but it’ll also allow users to put the whole photo in focus, as well as work with video shot on the device, potentially one-upping the pioneering Lytro camera in a form factor designed for use in… → Read More
The Lytro is a very cool piece of tech that can produce images with easy-to-manipulate depth-of-field, but it also means buying a new, $400 piece of photography gear that takes admittedly low resolution pictures, for a very specific use. Now, The Chaos Collective has built a workaround to allow users to create images with similar, stunning effects using the kit they already have – so long as… → Read More
Lytro promised that its camera was only the beginning of the new technology, which allows the user to change focus of the picture after it’s taken. The data contained in a single digital image taken with a Lytro camera is completely new and different from the data we’re used to seeing with more traditional technology. It’s uncharted territory, the exploration of a brand new world, and the latest… → Read More
Lytro is on a roll. After launching manual controls just last month, the company today release a real treat. The Lytro desktop software just received an update that brings two new features into the mix: perspective shift, which slightly adjusts the perspective of the camera after the picture’s been taken, and living filters. Best of all, these new features work with previously taken Lytro photos. → Read More
To publish a “review” of the Lytro as it is today is, in a way, very premature. But it’s also only fair. The product is shipping and, to an extent, complete. But given the number of features and planned improvements in the pipes, a review today will be obsolete in a few months. Nevertheless, an initial judgment on the device must be made.
So here is what can be said of the Lytro in a form that… → Read More
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Lytro (other than nearly grabbing a Crunchie (I voted for them)), the camera where you shoot now and focus later. And the latest news comes not from the company itself, but from the FCC, which just today published the internal photos from its investigation of the device.
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The Lytro “focus later” camera has created a lot of interesting discussion on the web. With photography still in many ways the same as it was a century ago, this new way of capturing images has certainly struck a nerve. I’ve voiced my skepticism, but I wouldn’t want to pour cold water on this truly innovative device on its big debut.
At an event in San Francisco today, CEO and originator of the… → Read More
Love photos but utterly bored by wave after wave of iPhone photo sharing apps? Lytro is the company for you. This is also the company for anyone who thinks Silicon Valley has fallen into a rut of innovation-less posing. And it’s the company for anyone who complains that the Valley is more about media and marketing than brass-knuckles, hardcore technology. This is the company that jaded, cranky… → Read More