Lytro, makers of the crazy Light Field camera that will let you refocus an image after it’s taken, is bringing its incredible editing powers to the iPhone and iPad.
This afternoon Lytro released a new iOS app that can connect to Lytro camera to import images, edit them, and then share to Twitter or Facebook. Wait, you didn’t know the Lytro had Wifi capabilities? Yep, Lytro kept it a secret from everyone but is now enabling the feature with a firmware update.
Mark Wilson at FastCo explains why the Lytro iPhone app is such a big deal:
“Quite simply, editing a Lytro image on your phone feels like the way we’ll all be editing images in the future. All you need to do is tap any part of a photo, and it will appear in focus–it’s an interaction we’re all used to while snapping shots, but we’ve never experienced after a shot’s been taken. From there, you can also create and share animated GIFs that shift focus around your shot or pan it in a circle to create a 3-D scenic effect.”
Lytro’s been nice enough to let us play around with a demo unit of their camera for the last few months, and while the technology is incredibly impressive, the inconvenience of having to go home to download photos to your desktop before being able to edit and share them has kept me from using it with any regular frequency. Maybe the camera will start to gain some traction now that you can upload Light Field photos on the go.
If you already have a Lytro camera you can download the free app right here.
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