Lytro has announced new updates for its ILLUM camera and has updated the Lytro Desktop software to version 4.3.
The ILLUM 2.0 update provides a new design and user interface with full screen views and improved focus aids. It also offers full living picture playback interaction on-camera and improved autofocus that is up to three times faster.
The on camera living picture playback allows you to refocus, view the virtual aperture and shift perspective during shot review while using touchscreen controls on the ILLUM camera’s display.
Lytro Desktop 4.3 provides faster processing and other improvements, including exporting Living Pictures to Adobe Photoshop as editable image stacks. You can edit any of the layers in Photoshop and save the file. Those Photoshop edits are then applied to the Living Picture in Lytro Desktop.
Other improvements include depth map editing, side-by-side 3D animation and lenticular printing features. Lytro details these new features as follows:
Depth Map Editing: Living Pictures provide an additional option for personal creativity with the Depth Map. Depth Map editing allows light field photographers to make adjustments to depth (e.g., touch up in areas that may have been missed, clean up the contours of objects in the scene, remove artifacts or fix cloud and sky scenes) and see the results instantly without ever leaving Lytro Desktop.
Side-by-Side 3D Animation: Provide real world content for virtual reality with ease by automatically exporting stereoscopic side-by-side 3D animations directly from Lytro Desktop 4.3. It is compatible for virtual reality playback in Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, or stereo viewers.
Lenticular Printing: Lytro Desktop 4.3 can automatically export a series of images with a captured focus range for the creation of full color 3D prints by a lenticular print vendor. This allows viewers to see printed photographs in 3D without polarized or red/blue anaglyph glasses.
You can download software and camera updates here on Lytro’s support site.