The wait is over. The Perspective Shift and Living Filters update is now available for camera owners. After updating the Lytro Desktop Software, they will be able to share their own living pictures with Perspective Shift and Living Filters. When those pictures are shared, whether on Facebook, Twitter or via email, everyone can play with Perspective Shift and Living Filters, no special software needed.
We work with some amazing photographers who have had an advance opportunity to use these new features. Check out this video interview with Lytro Pro Shooter Trey Ratcliff, who runs the leading travel photography website, Stuck in Customs:
Today, we’re excited to share our newest breakthrough capabilities for light field creativity: Perspective Shift and Living Filters.
Perspective Shift allows Lytro photographers to interactively change the point of view in a picture after it has been taken. On a computer or mobile device, both the photographer and viewers can move the living picture in any direction; left, right, up, down and all around. When pictures with Perspective Shift are shared to the web, Facebook and Twitter, friends can experience Perspective Shift without needing any special software. Perspective Shift works on any light field pictures previously taken with a Lytro camera and with any new light field pictures.
“The new Perspective Shift from Lytro is fun and artistic! I’ve had a wonderful time running around with my Lytro camera to grab little scenes and bend them into this new way of seeing living photos. The idea that you can take any little scene and make it like interactive Matrix-bullet-time is really cool,” said Lytro Professional Shooter, Trey Ratcliff.
In addition to Perspective Shift, we’re also introducing Living Filters. These creative, interactive filters respond to every click of your mouse to show off your unique style and imagination. Living Filters lets you add drama, fun or artistic whimsy to your light field pictures – including pictures you’ve previously taken. Lytro photographers will be able to apply one of nine interactive filters, including Film Noir, Crayon, and Carnival, to their living pictures to change the look of the picture based on light field depth. Living Filters works on light field pictures you’ve previously taken with a Lytro camera and on any new ones you take. Learn more about the science inside Living Filters.
Both Perspective Shift and Living Filters will be available to camera owners starting on December 4th as a free Lytro Desktop update. Lytro cameras are on sale now for delivery before Thanksgiving with overnight shipping.
Check out the living pictures being shared by these new light field photographers and get inspired by their creativity. See a shot you like? Try to make one of your own by following the tips, videos and advice on our Learn page.
Backyard Playground by Tony Hawk, skateboarder and photographer.