November 24, 2015, MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Lytro, Inc. is providing users with unparalleled creative control, freedom and interaction with its latest update for Lytro ILLUM. The Lytro Desktop 5.0 update features breakthrough depth editing capabilities that are not currently possible with any other camera on the market. Lytro DepthFX makes chroma keying for background replacement unnecessary and enables depth-based editorial adjustments like exposure, contrast and saturation.
“We’re excited to be able to continue to push the limits of computational imaging and Light Field technology across applications,” said Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Lytro. “By building a powerful Light Field platform, whether for photography or virtual reality, we’re developing a system that has the ability to expand its capabilities with continued updates. These advancements allow artists the ability to create engaging content that meets the needs and advantages of new mediums and technologies.” The Lytro Desktop 5.0 update for Lytro ILLUM is free and will be available for Windows users on Dec. 8, 2015 at illum.lytro.com/desktop.
About Lytro Desktop 5.0
The Lytro DepthFX tool allows for selective editorial changes to be made based on the depth information captured in each Living Picture.
Background Replacement: Easily change the background of an image by selecting a depth layer and replacing it with a new image — essentially rendering the use of green screens unnecessary — while keeping the interactivity and advantages of a Living Picture.
Depth-Based Adjustments: Isolate areas and make editorial changes based on the Z depth information of each Living Picture. Adjustments include: exposure, saturation, color, contrast, hue and colorization. Region-Based Adjustments: Isolate regions using a radial selection tool to make editorial changes to the Living Picture like exposure, saturation, color, contrast, hue and colorization.