Lytro Desktop for Windows is a top priority for us and will be available in 2012. It will support all models of the Lytro camera including those that have already been shipped. You can sign up to be notified via email when Lytro Desktop for Windows is available, and you will also be eligible for special offers that we may have at that time.
Later this week, the Lytro Team is headed to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Interactive/Music/Film Festival. We’ll be bringing Lytro cameras to show off and share, and some to give away too. Won’t be making it to South By this year? We’ll be live blogging and sharing living pictures of our adventures on Facebook and Twitter. If you’ll be there too, these are some of the places you can catch up with us.
Last year, we launched Lytro with plans to build an amazing new kind of camera. Since then, the Lytro team has worked hard to bring this technology to life and manufacture the world’s first light field camera for consumers. Today, we’ve proudly started shipping the Lytro camera to our first customers and are putting the future of light field photography in your hands.
I encourage you to spend some time with our new Learn Page, which has great videos, advice and picture challenges. These resources are designed to help you explore the light field, create your own living pictures, and share them online with your friends and family. Continue reading →
In early January during CES, we hosted Lytro’s very first photowalk. Over 40 guests joined us in the lobby of the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas for a brief introduction to the camera by our director of photography Eric Cheng and Lytro Pro Shooter Jason Bradley, followed by a chance to get hands-on with the camera. Play with some of the pictures they took, and sign up to be invited when we host a photowalk near you, or subscribe to our Eventbrite RSS feed. Our next scheduled photowalks will be in Boston in February and Austin in March.
Lytro is coming to Times Square – and maybe your city too!
Lytro cameras will be on display, and available for hands-on, in-store demos, at the WIRED Store in New York City. Located at 42nd and Broadway, the 7th annual WIRED Store promises a first look at unique gadgets and gear, events, installations and experiences that embody the “WIRED lifestyle.” The three Lytro camera models will be featured along with more than 200 other hot new products. Visit the store between noon and 7pm Wednesdays through Sundays between Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 24 (closed Thanksgiving Day) to request a Lytro camera demo with one of the WIRED Store employee “Ambassadors.”
We’ve also started hosting Lytro Demo Days near our headquarters in Mountain View, CA, and we’re opening our next one, on Friday, November 18, to the public. Pre-registration is required, and limited to 40 people. (If you end up on the waitlist, we’ll do our best to get you a priority invite to a future Demo Day.)
Are you thinking, “But what about me?” If you’re not heading to New York City for the holidays, and don’t live near Mountain View, how can you get your hands on a Lytro camera? You can vote to help us determine where we should host future Lytro Demo Days: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, or submit a write-in vote for your city.
On October 20, 2011, Charles Chi (Lytro’s Executive Chairman) and I went on stage with technology columnist Walt Mossberg at AsiaD in Hong Kong to give a live demonstration of the newly-announced Lytro camera. During the on-stage demo, I snapped a living picture of Walt Mossberg holding a Lytro camera, imported it into our desktop application, and shared it to the web:
We also demonstrated parallax shifts and 3D. We don’t currently show those features online, but I put together an animated image so you can see what our camera can do. Continue reading →
Thank you for your curiosity, questions, advice and support since we announced the launch of Lytro. Today we’re excited to enter the next phase of the picture revolution by introducing you to our very first Lytro light field camera.